Chuck Berry: Memphis Tennessee


Chuck Berry wrote this and recorded it in 1958. It was released in 1959 but doesn’t seem to have made the charts. Re-released in 1963, it got to No 6 in the UK. I don’t know if it was re-released in America.

I believe this to be a live performance in 1963.

John Lennon made a reasonable job of it with the Beatles the same year. If only they had stuck to rock ’n’ roll.

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