Episode Air Date: September 3, 2013
Artist: Chuck Berry
Recording Title: Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell
You’re listening to one of Chuck Berry’s most popular songs, School Days. Also known as “Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell”, the song was recorded in 1957, And is a depiction of high school life in the 50’s. A shrewd businessman, Berry was one of the first to market himself directly to the burgeoning teen market.
The “Hail!Hail! Rock and Roll” lyrics have proven to be among the most enduring in rock history. The line serves as the title of a 1987 concert film/documentary, in which Berry gets into a hilarious battle of the wills with Rolling Stones axeman Keith Richards. Wanna see it? Click away…