"AFTER Elis Presley," says the citation in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "only Chuck Berry had more influence on the formation and development of rock & roll. The St. Louis native internalized country, blues and R&B influences to create a singular guitar technique. Berry paired these skills with dashing charisma, magnetic stage moves and an expressive voice..."

All of this was on show at the Glasgow venue of Tiffany's Ballroom in May 1980. It was Berry's only Scottish concert on that particular tour, and though it lasted only 50 minutes Berry gave his fans their money's worth. "This was a vintage performance by Berry," said Russell Kyle in the Evening Times. "When he took to the stage he was in stunning form. The audience, many of whom were dressed in 'fifties-style gear, joined in many of the Berry classics like 'Memphis Tennessee' and 'Sweet Little Rock and Roller'."

Ian Gray in the Glasgow Herald noted that Berry had only wanted to play venues where people would be able to dance. "Young ladies who looked like stage extras from 'Happy Days' mingled with modern-day mods and even punk rockers ... Berry lived up to his reputation of the 'Black Presley' ... [He] aroused applause and frenetic dancing from the bobby-sox-clad young ladies who thronged the front of the stage." The biggest applause, Gray added, came when Berry traversed the stage in his famous duckwalk.

Berry's death in March last year, aged 90, elicited heartfelt tributes from many of the biggest names in rock music.