For our musical offering this weekend, we present a SteynOnline audio special, in which Mark makes a rare excursion into rock'n'roll to remember Chuck Berry. The legendary rock pioneer died last Saturday at the age of 90.
In this podcast, Mark focuses on Chuck's songwriting, especially his very vivid lyrics, and presents a few moments from his own meeting with the great man many years ago. Along the way, we'll hear "Johnny B Goode", "No Particular Place To Go", "Promised Land", "You Never Can Tell", "Memphis, Tennessee", "Roll Over, Beethoven" and other highlights from Berry's catalogue, performed by Chuck himself but also by the likes of Elvis and Emmylou Harris.
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~For more early rock'n'roll at SteynOnline, here's Mark's farewell to the late Bobby Vee. And for live musical performances don't forget Steyn's Song of the Week:
#293: Carol Welsman sings "As Time Goes By"
#292: Don Black reminisces about "Born Free", with Robert Davi
#291: Tim Rice recalls "A Winter's Tale", with Emma Kershaw
#290: Patsy Gallant sings "La Vie en rose"
#289: The Klezmer Conservatory Band perform "Dance Me To The End Of Love"
#288: Cheryl Bentyne sings "This Masquerade"
#287: Maria Muldaur sings "Aba Daba Honeymoon"
#286: Mark asks "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
#285: Anthony Kearns sings "The Wexford Carol"