The Beatles -- ‘Johnny B Goode’

Radio recording Johnny B. Goode (2.51)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney: Bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

They covered this Chuck Berry classic on ‘Saturday Club’.

“The ‘Johnny’ in the song is more or less myself,” explained Chuck, “although I wrote it intending it to be a song for Johnnie Johnson. My first thought was to make his life follow my own, but I thought it would seem biased to white fans to say ‘coloured boy’ and changed it to ‘country boy’ instead.”

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