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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a man who helped shape the future of rock and roll but it took him 17 long years to get to number one. And to this day many can’t believe it was this song that got him to the top.
He was born in either St Louis or San Jose on either the 15th or the 18th of January or October in either 1926 or 1931. He won’t confirm the date but he will confirm that it was blues master Muddy Waters that got him started in the business. A string of hits in the late 50s established his legend but by the 60s and during the British Invasion, the hits stopped coming. He continued to perform and radio continued to play his early hits but it was not until October 22, 1972 he finally got his one and ONLY number one song – and it is today’s 101 number one song of the day for – Chuck Berry – and here it is – “My Ding-A-Ling”