Memphis, Tennessee

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"Memphis, Tennessee"
Single by Chuck Berry
A-side "Back in the U.S.A."
Format 7" single B-side
Label Chess 1729
Writer(s) Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry singles chronology
"Almost Grown" "Back in the U.S.A."
(1959)
"Broken Arrow"
"Memphis"
Single by Johnny Rivers
from the album At the Whisky à Go Go
B-side "It Wouldn't Happen With Me"
Format 7" single A-side
Label Imperial 66032
Writer(s) Chuck Berry
Johnny Rivers singles chronology
"Memphis"
(1964)
"Maybellene"

"Memphis, Tennessee" is a song by rock & roll singer-songwriter Chuck Berry. It is sometimes shortened to "Memphis". In the UK, the song charted at #6 in 1963, at the same time Decca Records issued a cover version in the UK by Dave Berry and the Cruisers, who came from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Dave Berry's version also became a UK Top 20 hit single, the first of a string of British hit singles which ended with a cover of BJ Thomas' "Mama" reaching #5 in 1966. "Memphis, Tennessee" was most successfully covered by Johnny Rivers whose version of the song was a #2 US hit in 1964.

Berry later composed a sequel, "Little Marie", which appeared in 1964 as a single and on the album St. Louis to Liverpool.

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