9 Iconic Live Performances To Remember Chuck Berry

R.I.P. to the rock'n'roll pioneer.

By Taylor Irwin - Mar 20, 2017
One of rock'n'roll pioneers, Chuck Berry, changed music forever. To commemorate the incredible life that he has had so far, we rounded up some of his best live performances. From 'Johnny B Goode' to 'Sweet Little Sixteen' here's his best onstage moments. R.I.P. to the rock'n'roll pioneer.

There is no denying the groundwork that Chuck Berry laid for the formation of modern-day rock'n'roll. His contributions made him an icon in every way, shape, and form, earning him pioneering rights for the genre (especially that of rhythm and blues). His onstage antics? Equally legendary, as evidenced by his wide-legged guitar stance and signature duck walk during his live performances (if you don't know what I'm referencing, please divert your attention here).

Since the singer-songwriter's passing on Saturday, dozens of his former collaborators have taken to social media to commemorate his music, influence, and legacy. Keith Richards, for example, tweeted a photo of the two together, along with the statement, "One of my big lights has gone out.” Paul McCartney also spoke out, saying, "Chuck Berry sadly passed away over the weekend. He was one of rock‘n’roll’s greatest poets. He will be missed but remembered by everyone who ever loved rock‘n’roll.”

With groundbreaking songs like "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Maybellene", Chuck Berry was truly a master of his craft. Check out some of our favorite live moments from his half-a-century-long career below.

1. "Nadine" with Keith Richards in 1987

 

2. "Sweet Little Sixteen" in 1964

 

3. "C'est La Vie" in 1972

 

4. "Maybellene" in 1964

 

5. "Rock N Roll Music" with Tina Turner in 1982

 

6. "Johnny B. Goode" with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 1995

 

7. "Memphis Tennessee" with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1972

 

8. 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Performance

 

9. "Oh Baby Doll" in 1957

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Taylor Irwin

I spent my first allowance on a TLC 'Waterfalls' cassette and have been a different version of David Bowie the past five years for Halloween. Golden rule: You can never have too many tacos in a single 24-hour period.

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