Rock and Roll
Chuck Berry wrote the song and released it in 1956. It went to #29 on the U.S. Pop Chart and #7 on the R&B Chart. There have been a number of releases by Berry himself as well as many, many covers (e.g., Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, the Electric Light Orchestra, Leon Russell, The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Gene incent, Johnny Winter). Rolling Stone magazine lists “Roll Over Beethoven” among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was also chosen by the Library of Congress to add to the National Recording Registry.
Chuck Berry (b. October 18, 1926) is a rock and roll legend and music pioneer. His song “Johnny B. Goode” is considered to be a national treasure. NASA sent a copy of the song on the Voyager space probe as part of a package representing some of the best things in American culture.