Essential Chuck Berry Songs

Widely known as a pioneer of rock’n’roll—if not the inventor of it—Chuck Berry passed away this weekend. Reworking rhythm and blues into what we now know as rock music, Berry was a true legend—a guitarist, singer/songwriter who also had some incredible moves on stage and an undeniable charisma and self-confidence. The Times selected 15 of his countless songs that are essential to understanding not only the talent Berry held, but also his remarkable influence on popular music. Bob Dylan once called Berry “the Shakespeare of rock’n’roll,” and his legacy is monumental.