Editors’ Notes One of the 20th century's most celebrated songwriters was shaped by the power of old-school rock ‘n' roll and soul. You can trace John Lennon's wail back to Elvis Presley's lonesome, chart-topping “Heartbreak Hotel” and hear where he got his passion for slick, electrifying guitar in Chuck Berry's rollicking “Johnny B. Goode.” And his penchant for sincere melodies came from tunes like The Miracles' “I've Been Good To You.”

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