Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
on 11 May 2014
One of the first musicians inducted into the Hall of Fame, Chuck Berry has long-been widely recognized as an arbiter of rock'n'roll. This week the trailblazing musician received another critical honor, the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The award is given to artists who "break down musical boundaries by bringing together people from all the different worlds of music" and nothing could be truer of Berry's legacy which includes turning the electric guitar into a mainstream instrument. Have a look back at a young Berry performing "Johnny B. Goode" live on the T.A.M.I. Show, where his stage energy is as charged as his guitar strumming.