Chuck Berry


Octogenarian six-string god Chuck Berry defined rock on hits such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen”–not to mention rock excess on his fluke novelty single and sole No. 1, “My Ding-a-Ling.” He hasn’t had a hit since then, but he said in a recent Rolling Stone article that he has a lot of new songs with new sounds he wants to release. Nonetheless, he’ll be ding-a-linging in the New Year tonight with two performances of hits at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in the beyond New Year’s Eve location of Times Square (so plan ahead, unless you like barricades more than Chuck Berry.)

Fri., Dec. 31, 8 & 11 p.m., 2010