John Lennon said, "If you ever tried to give Rock 'n'
Roll another name, it might be called Chuck Berry."
Berry, perhaps more than any of the other Rock
pioneers, would flourish past the Fifties. Although he
had been the leader of a popular Blues band in St.
Louis for many years, fame arrived when Berry was 29,
older than his contemporaries. Berry's music was a
combination of Blues, Country and Rock. School Days
and Rock and Roll Music were his big titles in 1957.
JERRY LEE(The Killer)LEWIS. . This is the guy Dad
didn't want to see at the front door - . Jerry Lee
Lewis' irrepresible vitality was amply demonstrated in
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On. "The Killer," as he is
still known, is big in cousins. Mickey Gilley and Jimmy
Swaggert are cousins. And when, in 1959, he married
his 13 year old cousin (a couple times removed), it
nearly destroyed his career.
Elvis, born on my birthday, (not the year) was a one man phenomena.
In my heart of hearts he still is! His daughter was born on my son's
birthday. I think this must have been an omen meaning we were
meant to be together! :')
DOMINO enjoyed many big years, topped by the
classic Blueberry Hill. Domino, when asked where this
new Rock and Roll began, responded, "Why, it's the
same Rhythm and Blues I've been playing in New
Orleans for 15 years."
"AND THE WAY WE STILL PLAY IT IN LOUISIANA, FATS! "
That A Shame
All Shook Up
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Come Go With Me
Happy Birthday Baby
In The Still Of The Nite
It's Now Or Never
Johnny Be Good
Love Is Strange
Moments To Remember
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Roses Are Red
Do-Wah-DiddyDiddy Dum Diddy Dum
Sea Of Love
The Great Pretender
Under The Boardwalk