Chuck Berry: 20 Essential Songs

Look back at any rock giant's account of their formative encounters with Chuck Berry's music and you'll discover a common thread: Every one reads like the story of a true, near-religious epiphany. For Paul McCartney and his fellow Beatles, the late Berry's songs "hit us like a bolt of lightning." Surveying Berry's genius for

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