The biggest question regarding this song is the title. Berry sings, “Run Run Rudolph ,” but the title is actually Run Rudolph Run, go figure. Even the video clip shared below is titled incorrectly.
Anyhow it is one of the great, fun Christmas tunes around.
You can’t be a guitar aficionado and not at least have an appreciation for Chuck Berry. The man is the first true rock n roll guitar hero! The duck-walk, the hairstyle and of course the, “Johnny B. Good,” guitar riff, one of the most popular and influential in rock n roll history!
Chuck Berry the energized rocker is 86!! That is crazy but so glad he is still around. He is definitely on my list of must see live performers…hopefully I will still get a chance. He is said to still play a club in St. Louis regularly.
Happy Birthday Chuck Berry, here’s to many more joyful guitar playing years before you!
Watch both the classic version and see the influence he had years later making his way into this classic clip from, “Back to the Future,” where Michael J. Fox introduces the 50’s to Chuck Berry before… Chuck Berry.