Chuck Berry: 10 Great Collaborations

Hear the late rock legend alongside everyone from Tina Turner, Bo Diddley and Eric Clapton to Sha Na Na

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Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Robert Cray, "Wee Wee Hours" (1986)

Despite that infamous punch, Keith Richards has never wavered in his reverence for Berry; after all, the Rolling Stones' debut single in 1963 was a cover of Berry's "Come On." So it only made sense that Richards spearheaded his hero's 60th-birthday celebration. Filmed in 1986, the concert documentary Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll featured an all-star band assembled and led by Richards, but also including the guitar frontline of Eric Clapton and Robert Cray – not to mention the birthday boy himself, who took the stage with them for a rendition of Berry's own 1955 song "Wee Wee Hours." An uncharacteristically slow song from the typically wild Berry, "Wee Wee Hours" proved a worthy platform for some bluesy, smoldering jamming among the guitar luminaries.

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