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Chosen by Ken Mochikishi Horne, The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx

"As far as guitar solos go, this song brought it all together for me. The myth is that he stole this guitar phrase from his piano player without giving him credit for years. All my favorite guitar players - Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders, Link Wray, Wilko Johnson, Nicke Royale - play this simple, catchy, and memorable guitar phrase in one form or another. It is easy to play, but of course no one can play it with the feeling Chuck Berry had. So all the young guitar players out there, before trying to tackle that Dragonforce song, make sure you can play this guitar solo and do the duck walk. Why do you think Marty McFly played this song at the 'Enchanment Under the Sea Dance Party' when he time travelled back to 1955?"

 
 
 
 
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