SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLL * CHUCK BERRY * LONDON 8767 * UK
During the mid to late 1950s the three American Rhythm & Blues who had the most profile in the Britain were Fats Domino, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Of the three Chuck Berry would have been seen as the most youth oriented and critical, but all three represented to those who heard them a real alternative to the dire pop that was fed to them by the British music industry and the media. During the 1950s England was without the mainstream alternatives to pop that were enjoyed in the USA, like Country, and Rhythm And Blues, which had their own media outlets, radio, juke boxes, live circuit, and charts, so the British public had to by and large wait until something found its way through the checks and balances the hegemony of the 'establishment' (as it was known then).
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