Chuck Berry and Status Quo

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The roots of Status Quo go back to "Mr.Rock n Roll" Chuck Berry too. In the repertoire of Status Quo you can find some Chuck Berry songs. Without doubt the best known song is "Bye bye Johnny" which is since 1970 the closing number in QUO's live-set. In 1975 this songs was issued on the Status Quo album "On the Level". The original song was written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1960. Later in 1981 the Chuck Berry Song "Carol" was covered by Status Quo and is issued on the album "Never too late". Chuck Berry recorded the song originally in August 1958. On the covers album "Don't Stop" released in 1996 the Chuck Berry song "You never can tell (It was a teenage wedding)" is included. The original is from 1964. And on the second covers album "Famous in the last century" there are 2 Chuck Berry Songs in QUO's version. The classic "Roll over Beethoven", recorded by Chuck Berry in 1957 and Chuck Berry's "Memphis Tennessee" written in 1963. But that's not all, on the Status Quo Rock 'n Roll Medley "Anniversary Waltz I" Chuck Berry's "No particular place to go" can be heard and on the follw-up medley "Anniversary Waltz Part II" Chuck's classic "Rock n Roll Music" is included. Both songs are included in the current live-set within the encore of every QUO gig. In the year 2000 Rick Parfitt was presenting the radio series "Electrify - The history of electric guitar" featuring 'Johnny B.Goode' as intro music. Within the presentation Rick is talking about Chuck Berry's career and his influence to the rock and rock'n roll music and Chuck's "Roll over Beethoven" is for Rick one of the all-time classic rock 'n roll songs at all. More about Chuck Berry -> click here the german Chuck Berry website