Another rock legend bites the dust. Chuck Berry, truly one of the greats.
I thought I was familiar with most of his music, but when I first saw Pulp Fiction, I'd never heard this song, nor did I realize it was a Chuck Berry track. It was released in 1964, a bit after Chuck's golden time, and maybe for that reason it didn't get the attention it deserved.
Here 'tis. I just picked a vid with a still of Chuck Berry, because even though the Pulp Fiction dance number is a delight to watch, I think it might distract a bit from Chuck Berry, who deserves some undiluted attention today. Good tune.
This is my favorite Chuck Berry song. I heard it for the first time in the car when my family was driving up the coast to Hearst Castle on summer vacation. You know how songs were played over and over then, by the end of the trip we knew the lyrics by heart (or what we thought were the lyrics!) and were all singing away, my sister and me in the back seat, my parents up in front. Whenever it comes on today I'm transported, though with a little bittersweet pang for those happy days.