Chuck Berry Story, The [6 Music]

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0120170418 (6M)

Roger Daltrey tells the story of Chuck Berry, one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll

0120170418

Roger Daltrey tells the story of Chuck Berry, one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey. This first episode offers a look at Chuck's seminal 50s Chess recordings and his enormous significance for British acts. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

0220170419 (6M)

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's upbringing in St Louis, Missouri.

0220170419

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's upbringing in St Louis, Missouri.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

Part 2 recalls Chuck's upbringing in St Louis, Missouri, a rare recording of the Cubans, a few of his greatest "car" songs and Maybellene.. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

022017042520170419 (6M)

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's upbringing in St Louis, Missouri.

0320170420 (6M)

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's influences and his touring work.

0320170420

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's influences and his touring work.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

Part 3 recalls more of Berry's influences, including Nat King Cole's Calypso Blues, which inspired Berry's Havana Moon, which in turn inspired the rock'n'roll classic Louie Louie. Plus a look at Berry's touring with the likes of Fats Domino and Frankie Lymon and the appeal of his lyrics for teenagers. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

0320170420

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's influences and his touring work.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

Part 3 recalls more of Berry's influences, including Nat King Cole's Calypso Blues, which inspired Berry's Havana Moon, which in turn inspired the rock'n'roll classic Louie Louie. Plus a look at Berry's touring with the likes of Fats Domino and Frankie Lymon and the appeal of his lyrics for teenagers. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

032017042620170420 (6M)

Roger Daltrey looks at Chuck Berry's influences and his touring work.

0420170421 (6M)

Roger Daltrey recalls Chuck Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act.

0420170421

Roger Daltrey recalls Chuck Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This edition recalls Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act, which resulted in 18 months' imprisonment and also inspired classics such as Promised Land, Nadine and No Particular Place to Go.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

0420170421

Roger Daltrey recalls Chuck Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This edition recalls Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act, which resulted in 18 months' imprisonment and also inspired classics such as Promised Land, Nadine and No Particular Place to Go.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

042017042720170421 (6M)

Roger Daltrey recalls Chuck Berry's 1962 conviction under the Mann Act.

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0520170425 (6M)

Roger Daltrey explores Chuck Berry's influence on British acts of the 1960s.

0520170425

Roger Daltrey explores Chuck Berry's influence on British acts of the 1960s.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This fifth episode explores the influence of Berry on key British acts of the mid-60s, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Animals.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

052017042820170425 (6M)

Roger Daltrey explores Chuck Berry's influence on British acts of the 1960s.

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0620170426 (6M)

Roger Daltrey concludes the story of Chuck Berry with a look at his 1970s career.

0620170426

Roger Daltrey concludes the story of Chuck Berry with a look at his 1970s career.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This final edition recalls Berry's 70s career, which included the uncharacteristic novelty number one My Ding-a-Ling. Jack White from the White Stripes discusses Berry's legacy, with plus contributions from British guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page as well as keyboard player Ian McLagan and Bruce Springsteen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

0620170426

Roger Daltrey concludes the story of Chuck Berry with a look at his 1970s career.

Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.

This final edition recalls Berry's 70s career, which included the uncharacteristic novelty number one My Ding-a-Ling. Jack White from the White Stripes discusses Berry's legacy, with plus contributions from British guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page as well as keyboard player Ian McLagan and Bruce Springsteen.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.

062017050220170426 (6M)

Roger Daltrey concludes the story of Chuck Berry with a look at his 1970s career.