"There would be no rock & roll guitar without Chuck Berry. His signature lick — a staccato, double-string screech descended from Chicago blues with a strong country inflection — is the music's defining twang. He introduced it in his 1955 Chess Records debut, "Maybellene," and used it to dynamic effect in nearly two dozen classic hits in the next ten years."
"Berry was the first giant of rock & roll guitar.
Nothing else matters."
Source: 100 Greatest Guitarists: Chuck Berry | Rolling Stone:
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