Chuck Berry: 5 Videos of Artists Talking About His Influence

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Chuck Berry would’ve turned 94 on October 18.

When you think of just his influence, it’s impossible to think of what rock and roll would be without him.

In honor of his life and career, here are some videos of other rock and roll greats talking about Berry, from his impact on music and even a few personal tales that will surely make you smile.


Eric Clapton on Chuck Berry’s influence on guitar playing

This awesome clip from 1986 shows Clapton explaining just how much Berry’s playing changed the sound of music as a whole.

ERIC CLAPTON talks Chuck Berry (1986)

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Ronnie Wood and Paul McCartney on Chuck Berry, the lyricist

A lot of attention is paid to Berry’s guitar playing, but Wood and McCartney in this clip just can’t get enough of Berry iconic lyrics.

Paul McCartney and Ronnie on Little Richard and Chuck Berry

Paul McCartney chats about how he first met Ronnie Wood, and they talk about Little Richard and Chuck Berry's influence on their music. Paul didn't know the history of the blues, so for him Little Richard was the first guy he heard who sang like that!


Gene Simmons Eulogizes Chuck Berry

Simmons delivered a beautiful, poignant eulogy at Berry’s funeral that was simply perfection.

Gene Simmons On Chuck Berry: "Without Chuck Berry, I Wouldn't Be Here"

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Bruce Springsteen recalls performing with Chuck Berry

Springsteen shares a lesson on spontaneity in this funny story about performing with Berry.

Springsteen - Chuck Berry Memory

Great clip from 4/28/73 when Bruce backed Chuck Berry


Keith Richards on getting punched by Chuck Berry

Keith and Chuck…what a fascinating, tumultuous friendship!  This might be the most charming story ever about someone getting punched in the face.