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You can never go wrong with a little Chuck Berry! The date was June 11th 1978 when Meat Loaf was well into the Bat Out Of Hell tour. In addition to his original music, Meat Loaf and his band would perform Chuck Berry’s iconic smash hit “Johnny B. Goode” as part of their setlist.
Regarded as one of the all time greatest rock songs in history, “Johnny B. Goode” was a song that helped skyrocket Chuck Berry’s historic career to astronomical heights in the late 1950s onward. It simply goes without saying that this song is timeless, and in this video, Meat Loaf proves exactly that.
The band starts the song with sibling guitarists Bob and Bruce Kulick trading guitar solos while the band plays the iconic riff. Soon after, Meat Loaf brings his own guitar on stage and the song truly begins. Towards the end, Meat Loaf brings the dynamic way down for a few bars and then brings it right back up.
From start to finish, Meat Loaf and his band put on a masterclass of musicianship and showmanship. Meat Loaf’s powerful voice is perfect for this timeless classic and that’s apparent in this video. It’s often been said that all roads lead to Chuck Berry, and after seeing this performance, it’s impossible to argue – relive this amazing performance below!