Ten Favorite Fake People Songs: Johnny B. Goode (#8)

@FourWalls (14134)
United States
December 10, 2017 7:36pm CST
Along with the real people I’m looking at ten songs named after fictional people. It only seems right to balance the real with the fake...or maybe that’s just how my warped mind works! At any rate, here’s today’s song about a gentleman that everybody knows and loves. #8: Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry All of Chuck’s children are out there, playing his licks (Bob Seger, “Rock and Roll Never Forgets”) Yeah, ol’ Johnny isn’t real, but yet he is. As John Hiatt later put it, “As long as there’s a kid in a room somewhere with a beat up guitar and some funny-looking hair.” That’s rock and roll. A Grammy Hall of Fame song, “Johnny B. Goode” is one of those songs that dang near everybody knows. The story of a poor Louisiana boy who made it big is the stuff rock and roll dreams are made of. It’s also the stuff rock and roll is made of. We lost Chuck Berry this year at the age of 90. But all of Chuck’s children will always be out there, playing his licks. Johnny B. Goode Written by Chuck Berry Recorded by Chuck Berry Released as a single, 1958 My, my, how that little country boy can play:
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@JudyEv (125815)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
Great song. Vince's dance band used to play this back in the 1970s.
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@JohnRoberts (59867)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Dec
I said Go! Go Johnny Go!
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@rebelann (41920)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Dec
He was a rare talent. Love that song.
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@maezee (32554)
• United States
11 Dec
I love this tune! Hard to believe it was from 1958. Still so good.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Dec
I love the Peter Tosh version too.
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@1hopefulman (29986)
• Canada
11 Dec
Interesting list! Nice song! Go Marty go!
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