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Rock And Roll Music
Written by: Chuck Berry
Produced by: Brian Wilson
Recording date: sometime Jan-May, 1976
Lead Vocal by: Mike
Originally appeared on: 15 Big Ones
Subsequently appeared on: Made In The USA; The Best of the Beach Boys; Good Vibrations
A fairly tepid reading of the Chuck Berry standard kicks off "15 Big Ones." Hyped as the "Brian is back" album, after three years of no studio albums by the Beach Boys, this song and album both reached top 10, which was a major comeback after the recent chart success of the Beach Boys. However, the album only had 7 original compositions, of which 5 involved Brian, and helped stereotype the Beach Boys as an oldies act.
A-side with: TM Song. Also on August 1977 "Mona" EP
Released on: May 1976
Charted on: June 5, 1976
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