Sweet Little Sixteen
by Chuck Berry
Whether he wanted this status or not, it's true that Berry was the first rock n' roll outlaw, and one of rock's first big stars. "Sweet Little Sixteen," a song dedicated to fan culture and teenage...
Chuck Berry's writing is poetry, plain and simple. He was one of the earliest rockers to write his own songs—an example of a singer-songwriter before the days of Dylan—and from "Maybelline" to...