Memphis, Tennessee


"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."
"Broken Arrow"
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, 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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