He was one of the biggest names in music, a man whom John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger all credited with founding rock 'n' roll.
But somehow, way back in June 1980, as rock music waned and new wave rose, Berry ended up playing a free concert at the opening of a Chevrolet dealership in Ladner, B.C. — a sleepy seaside suburb south of Vancouver.
"I worked for the community TV station at the time, and was one of the cameramen on the gig. Thirty-two years later I find this old 3/4-inch tape with this performance recorded on it," writes YouTuber 12voltvids.
"The quality in parts are not great, as the video has deteriorated a fair bit, but this is history worth preserving, and after months of searching I was able to locate a working video deck to play this old tape. I hope you enjoy it, as it is a rare performance."
In the 11-minute footage, Berry plays hits including "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Nadine." Watch:
— Jennifer Van Evra, q digital staff