Chuck Berry : Maybellene.
- DVD 780.97 C (POW)
Full screen version.
West Long Branch, NJ : Standing Room Only, , 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.
- Cultural change in the mid 1950s
- Early career
- The first rock 'n' roll hit
- The influence on musicians
- A lasting impact.