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Chuck Berry Can't Be Followed

Charlie Gillett, The Alternative, 1 October 1970

AT THE TIME of his greatest popularity, 1955-59, there were several other singers who had more hits, were more often copied, and commanded higher fees for personal performances. But Chuck Berry had the greatest long-term effect on his audience, shown in the immense influence his music had on the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and other singers and musicians who began making records in the mid-6os) having been among those who listened to: Chuck Berry in the 50s.

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