The first two were by Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins.

I clearly remember the day “Roll Over Beethoven” came home with me.

I just stared at the spinning turntable as I played it over and over, amazed at both the innovative guitar licks and Chuck’s lyricism. THIS was something I wanted a lot more of in my life.

The same was true when “Blue Suede Shoes” joined the collection.

More staring at the revolving turntable as I soaked up the feel of the music jumping from the speakers. Yep, good lyrics, great rockabilly guitar work and the flip side, “Honey Don’t,” let me know Carl had more to say and play. Again, I wanted a lot more of this in my life.

This was exciting stuff!

Now, as of July 26th, 2021, a third significant 78 has entered my life’s playlist. I don’t know what the lyrics or melody will be yet but, I can say, I’m just as excited to hear it.

So, if you’ll excuse me, I better make sure my guitars are tuned up.

Stay safe,



About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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2 Responses to 78s

  1. Linda says:

    Steve, you have a way with words that is amazing. I would say that is your best feature but your best feature among so many good ones is your love and devotion to Johnnie and then comes your love and devotion to music. IOW, Thank you for being you!!!!

  2. Jo says:

    Thank you for the memories. And thank you being you.

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