On May 21, 1955, Chuck Berry recorded his song “Maybellene” in the Chicago, Illinois studio of Chess Records.
On May 21, 2010, I wrote and published my first post filled with all the details of this momentous musical event. I hope that you’ll dig into the archives and check it out.
What you won’t find in that post, however, is a way to listen to this classic song.
You can do that from this post.
“Maybellene” was released by Chess Records in July of 1955 as the “A side” of a 7-inch, 45-rpm record (a “single”) with the song, “Wee Wee Hours” on the “B side.” It reached #1 on the Billboard “Rhythm & Blues” chart by August.
Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I can also share with you this video of Chuck Berry performing “Maybellene” live on a French TV show. This was recorded in 1955, 1958 or 1963, depending on which video and/or comment you believe.
As my son used to say: “Wait for it…”
Well, what did you think of that?
“Maybellene” – 57 years young.