SHAKESPEARE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 1926-2017
NEW YORK: John Lennon said: “If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.” Bob Dylan once called the musician, who died on Saturday at 90, “the Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll”.
His songs staked out the territory, in both sonics and lyrics, for a new art form, and in the decade from 1955 to 1965, he created a body of work filled with dozens of perfectly crafted masterpieces.
Too Much Monkey
Subterranean Homesick Blues,