Beatles, Rolling Stones Appear in New Chuck Berry Tribute Program

Rare and classic footage of the Beatlesthe Rolling StonesBruce SpringsteenJimi Hendrix, and others covering Chuck Berry tunes will be compiled in a new tribute to the rock & roll legend, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, set to air February 29th on PBS.

The film collects several decades’ worth of performances, including two very early ones from the Beatles and the Stones from 1964: In one, the Beatles play “Roll Over Beethoven” at their first U.S. concert, at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., and in the other, the Rolling Stones play “Around and Around” at a U.K. gig.

The most recent performance occurred just a few years ago when Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra delivered a rendition of “Roll Over Beethoven” — complete with an intro of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony — during their 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performance. (The cover doubled as a tribute to Berry, who’d died a month prior at the age of 90.)

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