Johnny B. Goode
- John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
- Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar
- George Harrison – lead guitar, vocals
- Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
Johnny B. Goode is a Chuck Berry song, written in 1955. The single was released in 1958, helping to establish Chuck Berry as one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. Since then the song has been covered by many famous popular music groups -- including the Beatles. The Beatles version was recorded on January 7, 1964 for the BBC radio program called Saturday Club (broadcast on February 5). John Lennon sang the vocal part and played rhythm guitar. Paul played bass, George, lead guitar, and Ringo on drums -- all fairly conventional for the Beatles at that time. From their inception (1957) until 1966 the Beatles covered Chuck Berry more than any other artist. The recording was made available in 1994 as part of the Live at the BBC collection.