He was rock and roll.
Hail, hail, rock and roll. Heaven just got a lot cooler.
Here's a raw and live version of his first hit. I could just erase everything I wrote about his performances and point you to this.
Here's a reminder that his genius wasn't just in ramped up rhythms. Much as I love almost everything of his that I've heard. This is probably my favorite Chuck Berry song.
And this? This is the Brown Eyed Handsome Man