Interesting Fact: Chuck Berry's official website, www.chuckberry.com lists 3 highlights of his career taking place in 1955:
May 1955 Takes a roadtrip to Chicago; talks briefly to Muddy Waters, who refers him to Chess Records. There he lands a recording contract.
May 21, 1955 Records first songs, "Maybellene" and "Wee Wee Hours."
September 1955 "Maybellene" hits No. 5 on Billboard's Rock and Roll Singles chart.
The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time. 7 songs made the cut in 1955!
18 Maybellene - Chuck Berry
369 I'm A Man - Bo Diddley
62 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
431 Aint That a Shame - Fats Domino
351 The Great Pretender - The Platters
77 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley
229 Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters