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    My Ding-A-Ling

    I watched the movie "Cadillac Records" yesterday. After the movie, I got curious and went to research those musicians. I didn't knew that Chuck Berry was the guy who wrote Johnny B. Goode", one of my favorite songs in the whole world. I'm not from that era, I listened to that song for the first time while watching back to the future and I loved it.

    I kept researching and watching clips when I came across Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling. Now I can't get the song out of my mind and I've found myself singing it out loud in public. Young folks look at me weird, older folks laugh...

    Anybody around here remember My Ding-A-Ling? Can't believe it sold more records than Johnny B Goode, but hey it's funny as hell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I watched the movie "Cadillac Records" yesterday. After the movie, I got curious and went to research those musicians. I didn't knew that Chuck Berry was the guy who wrote Johnny B. Goode", one of my favorite songs in the whole world. I'm not from that era, I listened to that song for the first time while watching back to the future and I loved it.

    I kept researching and watching clips when I came across Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling. Now I can't get the song out of my mind and I've found myself singing it out loud in public. Young folks look at me weird, older folks laugh...

    Anybody around here remember My Ding-A-Ling? Can't believe it sold more records than Johnny B Goode, but hey it's funny as hell!
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    Oy Vey.... In '72 ( I think) you could NOT escape hearing that song
    45 times a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=- View Post
    Oy Vey.... In '72 ( I think) you could NOT escape hearing that song
    45 times a day
    One for each RPM?
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    That song is about two bells on a stick? All along I thought he was singing about something else back in the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I watched the movie "Cadillac Records" yesterday. After the movie, I got curious and went to research those musicians. I didn't knew that Chuck Berry was the guy who wrote Johnny B. Goode", one of my favorite songs in the whole world. I'm not from that era, I listened to that song for the first time while watching back to the future and I loved it.

    I kept researching and watching clips when I came across Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling. Now I can't get the song out of my mind and I've found myself singing it out loud in public. Young folks look at me weird, older folks laugh...

    Anybody around here remember My Ding-A-Ling? Can't believe it sold more records than Johnny B Goode, but hey it's funny as hell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ13US View Post
    That song is about two bells on a stick? All along I thought he was singing about something else back in the 70's.
    I think that was kind of the purpose.

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    Did you know that Paul McCartney used to be in a band before Wings?
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    Johnny Be Good - Rockn' Roll At Its Finest ... !!!

    Yeah .... I remember clearly, just like yesterday, when they played that song on the radio all the time! We used to crack up everytime we heard that song playing!!!

    I just watched two different versions of Chuck Berry playing Johnny Be Good, one of my favorite songs!

    Rockn' Roll At Its Finest ... !!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEq62iQo0eU

    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I watched the movie "Cadillac Records" yesterday. After the movie, I got curious and went to research those musicians. I didn't knew that Chuck Berry was the guy who wrote Johnny B. Goode", one of my favorite songs in the whole world. I'm not from that era, I listened to that song for the first time while watching back to the future and I loved it.

    I kept researching and watching clips when I came across Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling. Now I can't get the song out of my mind and I've found myself singing it out loud in public. Young folks look at me weird, older folks laugh...

    Anybody around here remember My Ding-A-Ling? Can't believe it sold more records than Johnny B Goode, but hey it's funny as hell!

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    I thought it was common knowledge that Chuck Berry stole "Johnny B. Goode" from Marty McFly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoots826 View Post
    I thought it was common knowledge that Chuck Berry stole "Johnny B. Goode" from Marty McFly.
    That's actually a paradox of the time-continium.

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    I've seen Chuck Berry sing Johnny B. Goode live on TV. I was probably in my teens and thought he was hold then (in his 50s). Now he's in his 80s and I think he still plays now and again.

    Go Johnny go!


    EDIT: Heh.... I just remembered that Johnny B. Goode used to be kind of my theme song. My first name is Paul, and when John Paul I became the pope I was working as a dishwasher. I picked up the nickname John-Paul, and once, during a very busy Friday night, I was swamped with dishes and Johnny B. Goode came on the radio. The cook noticed that my pace picked up and started singing along with the radio "Go, Johnny, go!" Whenever I worked with that cook on a busy night after that, he called the rock station and requested that song. It was funny hearing Chuck Berry in between Ted Nugent and Led Zeppelin, but they would play it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=- View Post
    Oy Vey.... In '72 ( I think) you could NOT escape hearing that song
    45 times a day
    yes. The short censored version on AM (I think the unedited version had like 45 verses......Chuck is great but there's a limit)
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    hehe - oh yeah - I remember it!

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    I think the 1972 renaissance was probably due to the extended, in-concert, infinitely more suggestive version of the tune that appeared on The London Chuck Berry Sessions, a mostly live album recorded & released in '72. My uncle turned me on to that album when it came out. I loved that tune, and wanted to get it (as well as a bunch more Berry) for my record collection, so I bought Chuck Berry's Golden Decade, a compilation of his original hit studio recordings.

    The original version of "My Ding-a-ling" is really tame compared to the live version. I was so disappointed.
    Last edited by Bob Ross; 03-03-09 at 12:47 PM.

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    Yes, Bob - that is the long version I remember. there was a short version of that same recording with the less innocent verses and some mild political commentary deleted (telling the kids in the audience they were future Parliament members who'd get in there and change some things...could Tony Blair have been out there singing along?)
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    btw I feel really old seeing someone first heard Johnny B Goode in back to the future

    for those who are new to him, if you want essential C berry, try "The Great 28"
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