ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

Latest update on 07/04/2017

Artist: Chuck Berry
Author: Chuck Berry
Label: Chess
Year: 1956

The first time Berry used his famous guitar intro, learned from Louis Jordan's Ain't That Just Like A Woman ('46 - see there) with Carl Hogan on guitar. Goree Carter's Rock Awhile ('49) is another possible inspiration.

Covers:

1956:

4 Chaps

1961:

Velaires [doo-wop hit]

1963:

Beatles [and in '62 Live in Hamburg]

1963:

Rolling Stones

1964:

Jerry Lee Lewis [and again in 2010]

1964:

Eddy Mitchell [as Repose Beethoven]

1964:

Beach Boys [same intro in Fun, Fun, Fun]

1965:

Sonics

1965:

Gerry & The Pacemakers

1966:

1966:

13th Floor Elevators

1969:

Duffy Power

1971:

Gene Vincent

1972:

Screaming Lord Sutch

1972:

Mountain

1972:

Shakin' Stevens

1973:

Wizzard [as Bend Over Beethoven]

1973:

Uriah Heep

1973:

Electric Light Orchestra

1974:

Flying Burrito Brothers

1976:

Warren Smith

1978:

Sleepy LaBeef

1979:

Charlie Feathers

1986:

Carl Perkins

1992:

George Harrison

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