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Chuck Berry : Maybellene.

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Full screen version.

Publication Information

West Long Branch, NJ : Standing Room Only, [2007], c2003.


DVD release of a 2003 episode of Impact: songs that changed the world.

Maybellene was recorded on May 21, 1955 and is referred to as the birth of rock 'n' roll history. Berry took an old Western swing-style song, gave it an extra kick with his signature electric guitar licks, and renamed it Maybellene. Berry's guitar style influenced an entire genre of musicians and the song had a tremendous social and cultural bearing in the transitional environment of the 1950s. Features interviews with Paul Anka, B.B. King, Bob Weir, Ron Wood, and many others.


  • Opening
  • Cultural change in the mid 1950s
  • Early career
  • The first rock 'n' roll hit
  • The influence on musicians
  • A lasting impact.
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