Remembering A Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend: The Grateful Dead & Friends Play Chuck Berry Live Playlist


Legendary guitarist Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at the age of 90. Berry’s music laid a foundation for what became popularly known as rock ‘n’ roll, creating a songbook of classics that continue to be covered by talented musicians around the world. The Grateful Dead were among the fellow performers who incorporated tunes popularized by Berry into their live repertoire and a playlist of the band’s (and their affiliates) covering Chuck has been compiled in his memory.

The 12-song collection features live recordings by the Dead, as well as Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, Jerry Garcia Band, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Doug Sahm & Friends (featuring Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann) and Kingfish. The set spans a recording of “Memphis, Tennessee” made by Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions in 1964 through a JGB take on “You Never Can Tell” in 1991.

The playlist shared by Eyesoftheworld94 also includes Grateful Dead performances of “Promised Land,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Run Run Rudolph,” “Around And Around” and a soundcheck take on “Thirty Days.” Listen to the playlist of Chuck Berry favorites here: