Roll Over Beethoven’s Classic Riff


There are probably as many famous riffs in the history of rock ‘n’ roll as there are fans. But perhaps the best known is the opening riff of Chuck Berry’s Roll Over Beethoven.

Chuck’s classic has been covered by just about everyone over the years. But the version by Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra may be my favourite.

Of course, it is well documented in the annals of Rock ‘n’ Roll that many a band split up because of arguments over various riffs. These have come to be known as riff rifts.


DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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