By JOHN DALY
Years apart, the late Chuck Berry jammed with both John Lennon and son, Julian Lennon to his famous song, “Johnny B. Goode.”
Rock and Roll legend Berry passed away on Saturday at 90 years old.
John Lennon recalled fondly his jam session with Berry, which happened on the Mike Douglas Show. On hand in the band was Yoko Ono.
John Lennon recalled of the meeting: “I said, ‘Chuck Berry my hero!’ It just came out.
“The Beatles, The Stones … we’ve all been influenced by him,” John Lennon said. “His lyrics were very intelligent lyrics, in the ’50s when people were just singing virtually about nothing, he was writing social comment songs he was writing all kinds of songs with incredible metre to the lyrics, which influenced Dylan and me, and many other people, the metre of his lyrics was tremendous. He’s the greatest rock and roll poet and I really admire him.”
Years later, when Julian Lennon jammed with Berry, guitarist was Keith Richards. Check out the videos here.
Berry was beloved by all. And let’s not forget while he jammed with some of the best of the guys, he wasn’t above letting a lady or two sit in. Check out this video with Tina Turner: