... I needed I lobotomy like I needed a hole in the head....
It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma!
November 30, 2001
A multi-count lawsuit against Chuck Berry is filed on behalf of pianist Johnny Johnson. It seeks a share of royalties for Johnson, who allegedly co-composed numerous hit songs with Berry that have heretofore been credited to Berry alone.
Ironically, this venerable rock and roll pioneer achieved his one and only Number 1 hit, "My Ding-a-Ling" -- a risque novelty song he'd long been performing in adult nightclub settings -- in 1972. By this time, his music had grown so entrenched that he didn't even tour with a band, preferring to recruit pickup musicians in each new town. In those days, if you knew how to play rock and roll, it was a given that you'd cut your teeth on the songs of Chuck Berry.