Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

Brad Paisley Honors Late Chuck Berry With 'Johnny B. Goode'

David Gaule from Springfield Ill. drops off flowers at the statue of music legend Chuck Berry on the Delmar Loop in University City. After hearing Berry died Saturday at age 90 Gaule drove to St. Louis from Springfield to pay his respects Brad Paisley Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry With 'Johnny B. Goode' Cover [WATCH]
Tobias Pedroso | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:14

Rock "n" roll icon Chuck Berry was in the process of recording a new album to be released in 2017 before his death. During the country star's performance at the Runaway Country Festival in Kissimmee, Fla., he chose to cover Berry's classic 1958 rock hit "Johnny B. Goode". Brad Paisley honored the hitmaker by performing a cover of his trademark song "Johnnie B. Goode" during his concert on Saturday night. After the first verse, Paisley continued to demonstrate his shredding skills to the crowd as he walked the catwalk with his guitar in hand and fans cheered him on. Chuck's most-downloaded track on Sunday was "Johnny B Goode", with 4,297 sales - an increase of 10,330 percent. "Johnny B. Goode" has also been covered by a number of other artists, including Buck Owens, who took the song to the top of Billboard's Hot Country Sides chart in 1969.

A press release from October 18, 2016 - Berry's 90 birthday - said the rock legend recorded the album in several studios in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri and featured his longtime backing group and his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry. Although they "immediately administered lifesaving techniques", they could not revive the 90-year-old Berry; he was pronounced dead at 1:26PM. He died Saturday afternoon after being found unresponsive. John Covach, rock historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester, writes an op-ed remembrance article for Macleans, on what made Chuck Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization. By contrast with the typical song stylist, however, Berry wrote his own music.