SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS MY PERSONAL MUSIC AND MEMORY TRAIL. PICTURES TELL STORIES BUT I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY HAVE BEEN UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES SO INFORM ME IF COPYRIGHTED AND THEY WILL BE DELETED. ANDY LIM (NOVEMBER, 2008).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Santana, The Carpenters And Johnny B. Goode

CHUCK BERRY 3:
Nearly 4 million viewers have seen it on You Tube, so you don't discuss Chuck Berry without discussing his own 1958 composition Johnny B. Goode, sometimes mistakenly understood as, Johnny Be Good.
It's the most widely covered rock n roll song as about 70 pop singers and groups have recorded it. It's usually the starter or main dish but never dessert for many Singapore 60s bands when they appear on our Orchard Road belt to perform.
Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Shadows, The Tornados, Bill Haley, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, Santana, Elton John, Freddie & The Dreamers and the Carpenters are just some of them.
So listen to it because if you don't like this song baby, you don't like rock n roll. And watch out for that "cling, cling, cling jazz" in the middle.
You Tube Video by: Helminen1 (March, 22/2007).
Original article: Andy Lim.

6 comments:

Dano said...

Amen to that!

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Andy Young* said...

Thanks Dano. I know you rock!

Roger said...

OK, I'll keep his name in mind since Gold 90.5 is my fav choice.

Andy Young* said...

Good for you. Lesson One for those intereted in Rock n Roll is to read about Chuck Berry. Of course there's Billy Haley, Little Richard and Fats Domino...
Cheers.

BC Teoh said...

When I lived in Bkt Batok in late 80s, my friends and I blasted some heavy metal and rock n roll music, including this one, so loudly that we got a surprise visit from the neighbourhood policemen one evening.

Haha, what a fond memory!

Andy Young* said...

Thank you BC,

Maybe the neighbours wanted more Chuck Berry music rather than heavy metal. Ha, ha.

Glad you like Chuck Berry too. He's one of the living legends and still plays today at 83 years young.

John Lennon remarked that "Chuck Berry" could be another name for "rock and roll".