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Hedi Slimane is reaching even further back in the classics archives for his Saint Laurent music project—back to the biggest names in rhythm and blues. King, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry born Oct 18, 1926 is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter,  one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" , "Roll Over Beethoven" , "Rock and Roll Music"  and "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock…

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Chuck Berry- groundbreaking rock n roll, hugely entertaining, doing the chicken walk while playing guitar.

Big Mamma Thornton singing Hound Dog when Elvis was probably in nappies.  This woman has a hell of a voice!

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - blues singer, harmonica player, drummer and songwriter. Most remembered as the first singer of Leiber & Stoller's "Hound Dog.

indypendent-thinking:  John Lennon and Chuck Berry

"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry" John Lennon Chuck Berry and John Lennon – Johnny B Goode (Live WOW

Jimi Hendrix playing a Jazzmaster with Wilson Pickett in 1966

Wilson Pickett backed by Jimi Hendrix, NYC, May This was at an Atlantic Records party, with Cornell Dupree behind Wilson. By the end of the year Jimi was in London getting Experienced. Photography by the brilliant William ‘PoPsie’ Randolph.

Rock ’n’ Roll pioneer Chuck Berry performs at Madison Square Garden in 1971. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry: Remembering a Rock ’n’ Roll Legend

Remembering rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry (RIP photo: Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry performs at Madison Square Garden in (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)