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Chuck Berry

Berry in Örebro, Sweden on July 18, 2007.
Background information
Birth name Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Born October 18, 1926 (1926-10-18) (age 83)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Genres Rock and roll
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1955–present
Labels Chess, Mercury, Atco
Website www.chuckberry.com
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-355
Gibson ES-125
.Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.^ His birth name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry.
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^ Also known as: Charles Edward Anderson Berry (1926-) Singer, musician, songwriter .
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^ Rock & Roll Music 10.
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.With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism, and utilising guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.^ I love your song,Johnny B. Goode.
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^ All Johnny B. Goode lyrics, Chuck Berry / music on this site is property of, and may be copyrighted by owner(s)!
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^ A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of early rock and roll guitar techniques.
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[1]
Born into a middle class family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. .While still a high school student he served a prison sentence for armed robbery between 1944 and 1947. On release Berry settled into married life, and worked at an automobile assembly plant; but, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of blues player T-Bone Walker, by early 1953 he was performing in the evenings with the Johnnie Johnson Trio.^ A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of early rock and roll guitar techniques.
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^ He was arrested and convicted of armed robbery in 1944.
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^ Johnnie Johnson performance.
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[2] .His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955, and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records.^ In 1955, Berry signed with Chess Records in Chicago.
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^ Berry traveled to Chicago in search of a recording contract; Muddy Waters directed him to the Chess brothers.
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^ In May 1955, Berry traveled to Chicago where he met Waters himself, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records.
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.Chess recorded Berry's adaptation of the country song "Ida Red" - "Maybellene" - which sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart.^ "Maybellene" sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart and #5 on the Hot 100.
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^ The record eventually peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts.
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^ This one eventually rose to number one on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart.
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.By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name, as well as a lucrative touring career.^ By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name, as well as a lucrative touring career.
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^ The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce voted to give Chuck Berry a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame a couple of years before this film was made.
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^ In the autumn of 1957 Berry joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly , and other rising stars of the new rock and roll to tour the United States.
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He had also established his own St. Louis-based nightclub, called Berry's Club Bandstand. .But in December 1959, after two trials with suggestions of racism, Berry was sentenced to five years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act - he had transported a 14-year-old girl to work at his club, and the girl was later arrested for prostitution.^ After a trial and retrial, Berry was convicted, fined $5,000, and sentenced to five years in prison.
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^ After being fired from the club, the girl was arrested on a prostitution charge and Berry was arrested under the Mann Act.
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^ She went to the police, and Berry was indicted under the Mann Act.

[2] [3]
.After his release in 1963 Berry had several more hits, including "No Particular Place To Go", "You Never Can Tell", and "Nadine", but these did not achieve the same success, or lasting impact, of his 1950s songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgic live performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality.^ CHUCK BERRY: you never can tell .
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^ Berry was also a popular live performer.
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^ (Berry, 90) Berry's club was also a venue for himself and local performers to play.
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[2] .His insistence on being paid cash led to his third prison sentence in 1979 - four months for tax evasion.^ Chuck has actually spent time in jail on four different occasions, first in the late 40s, and in later years for tax evasion and drug possession.

^ Facing criminal sanction for the third time, Berry pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to four months imprisonment and 1,000 hours of community service — doing benefit concerts — in 1979.
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^ After traveling the oldies circuit in the 1970s, he was in trouble with the law again in 1979, when he pled guilty to income tax evasion and was sentenced to four months imprisonment and 1,000 hours of community service doing benefit concerts.

.Now in his eighties, Berry continues to play live.^ Get your Chuck Berry Saint Louis concert tickets now and see Chuck Berry live!
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^ Berry continues to perform regularly, playing both throughout the United States and overseas.
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^ Chuck Berry plays live on the Midnight Special in 1973.
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Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance."[4] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Chuck Berry #5[5] on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, being the 3rd individual singer behind Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley.[6] .He was also ranked 6th on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of All Time.^ In September 2003, Rolling Stone named him number 6 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
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^ He was also ranked 6th on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of All Time.
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^ "Johnny B. Goode" turned 50 in January and topped the list of the 100 greatest guitar songs of all time that Rolling Stone magazine published this month.
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[7] .In November 2008, the magazine ranked Berry at number 41 in their list of 'The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time". [8] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included three of Chuck Berry's songs ("Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Rock and Roll Music"), of the 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll.^ In November 2003, his compilation album The Great Twenty-Eight was ranked 21st in the magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
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^ Chuck Berry - 'rock over Beethoven .
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^ I love your song,Johnny B. Goode.
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Contents

Early life (1926–54)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri,[10] Berry was the fourth child in a family of six. He grew up in the north St. Louis neighborhood known as "The Ville", an area where many middle class St. Louis people lived at the time. .His father was a contractor and a deacon of a nearby Baptist church, his mother a qualified principal.^ His father was a contractor and a deacon of a nearby Baptist church, his mother a qualified principal.
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^ Send "CHUCK BERRY" Ringtones to your Cell Download "CHUCK BERRY" music ( Submit New CHUCK BERRY Lyrics ) CHUCK BERRY lyrics @ Lyricsty.com CHUCK BERRY Biography Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926 at 2520 Goode Avenue (now Annie Malone Drive) in St. Louis, MO. His mother, Martha, was qualified as a schoolteacher; his father, Henry, was a contractor and deacon of the nearby Antioch Baptist Church.

His middle class upbringing allowed him to pursue his interest in music from an early age and he gave his first public performance while still at Sumner High School.[11]
.In 1944, while still a high school student, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery after robbing three shops in Kansas City and then stealing a car at gunpoint with some friends.^ In 1944, before he could graduate, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery after taking a joy ride with his friends to Kansas City, Missouri.
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^ Before he could graduate from high school, Berry was arrested and convicted of armed robbery and served three years in a reform school.
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^ But before he could graduate from high school, Berry was arrested and convicted of armed robbery and served three years in Algoa (Missouri).
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[12][13] .Berry's own account in his autobiography is that his car broke down and he then flagged down a passing car and stole it at gunpoint with a non-functional pistol.^ Berry attempted to commandeer the man's car at gunpoint with a non functional pistol.
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^ Berry attempted to commandeer the man's car at gunpoint with a non-functional pistol.
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^ In his 1987 autobiography, Chuck Berry: The Autobiography, he retells the story that his car broke down on the side of a highway and, not having a way home, flagged down a passing car.
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[14][15] .Berry was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson City, Missouri,[10] where he formed a singing quartet and did some boxing.^ Berry was released from the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson, Missouri on his 21st birthday in 1947.
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^ Berry was convicted of highway robbery and then incarcerated at the Intermediate Reformatory for Young men at Algoa, Missouri.
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^ Berry was still attending high school when he was sent to serve three years for armed robbery at a Missouri prison for young offenders.
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[12]
After his release from prison on his 21st birthday in 1947 Berry married Themetta "Toddy" Suggs on 28 October 1948, who gave birth to Darlin Ingrid Berry on 3 October 1950.[16] He supported his family doing a number of jobs in St. Louis; working briefly as a factory worker at two automobile assembly plants, as well as janitor for the apartment building where he and his wife lived. .Afterwards he trained as a beautician at the Poro College of Cosmetology, founded by Annie Turnbo Malone.^ Afterwards he trained as a beautician at the Poro College of Cosmetology, founded by Annie Turnbo Malone.
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[17] .He was doing well enough by 1950 to buy a "small three room brick cottage with a bath" in Whittier Street,[18] which is now on the National Register of Historic Places.^ Next Chuck Berry's house rocks AP - Aug 8, 2008 A modest, one-story red-brick house that rock and roll legend Chuck Berry bought in 1950 will be considered for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
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[19]
By the early 1950s Berry was working with local bands in the clubs of St. Louis as an extra source of income.[18] .He had been playing the blues since his teens, and he borrowed both guitar riffs and showmanship techniques from blues player T-Bone Walker,[20] as well as taking guitar lessons from his friend Ira Harris which laid the foundation for Berry's guitar style.^ Rock 'n' Roll , and he borrowed both guitar riffs and grandstanding techniques from blues player T-Bone Walker .
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^ Berry cited sources like T-Bone Walker, Carl Hogan of Louis Jordan's Tympani Five, Charlie Christian, and saxophonist Illinois Jacquet as his inspirations, borrowing from their sounds to make one of his own.
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^ BTW, who else is feeling old knowing that this summer will be 20 years since "Hold On", the song playing on Emmet's car radio in his death scene, was a #1 hit?
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[21] .By early 1953 Berry was performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio, starting a long-time collaboration with Johnnie Johnson.^ Berry was guitarist for several Rhythm & Blues groups in the 1950s, notably Johnny Johnson's.
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^ The show featured Berry's classic songs with Richard, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Cray, Etta James, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon also performing.
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^ Listen to the early records with Willie Dixon on bass, Johnny Johnson, Jerome Green & Jasper Thomas.
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[22] .Although the band played mostly blues and ballads, the most popular music among whites in the area was country.^ Although the band played mostly blues and ballads, the most popular music among whites in the area was country (typically referred to as hillbilly at the time).
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^ The band played blues and country-western or hillbilly music.
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^ Likewise, much of America's greatest music -- blues, jazz, country, Cajun -- was passed on informally from master players, in clubs, at jam sessions or dances.

.Berry wrote, "Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering 'who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?'^ "While Elvis was a country boy who sang 'black' to some degree ...
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^ Berry wrote, "Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering 'who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?'
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^ In order to appeal to white and black audiences alike, Berry made a concerted effort to use the best of both the hillbilly and R&B genres.
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.After they laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it."^ After they laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it."
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^ Berry wrote, "Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering 'who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?'
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.Berry's calculated showmanship began luring larger white audiences to the club.^ But the white teenagers who were the only audience with the cultural experience to respond to Berry's art weren't buying this kind of salvation, not en masse.

^ Berry had achieved a grip on the white audience and the solid future it could promise, and, remarkably, he had in no way diluted his genius to do it.

.He also began singing the songs of Nat "King" Cole and Muddy Waters.^ He also began singing the songs of Nat "King" Cole and Muddy Waters .
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^ Over half of the band's tunes were written by Nat King Cole or Muddy Waters.
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^ At the time, Nat King Cole and Muddy Waters covers were about half of the band's repertoire.
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."Listening to Nat Cole prompted me to sing sentimental songs with distinct diction," said Berry.^ "Listening to Nat Cole prompted me to sing sentimental songs with distinct diction," said Berry.
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^ He also began singing the songs of Nat "King" Cole and Muddy Waters .
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^ Nat King Cole had diction .
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."The songs of Muddy Waters impelled me to deliver the down-home blues in the language they came from.^ "The songs of Muddy Waters impelled me to deliver the down-home blues in the language they came from.
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^ He also began singing the songs of Nat "King" Cole and Muddy Waters .
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^ He traveled to Chicago and met Muddy Waters, the uncle of the blues, who sent him on to Leonard Chess of Chess Records.

.When I played hillbilly songs, I stressed my diction so that it was harder and whiter.^ When I played hillbilly songs, I stressed my diction so that it was harder and whiter.
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^ I asked, “Will there be a set list?” (desperately hoping at least to see the specific 15 or so songs we were playing, so I could study them again up in my room).
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.All in all, it was my intention to hold both the black and the white clientele by voicing the different kinds of songs in their customary tongues."^ All in all, it was my intention to hold both the black and the white clientele by voicing the different kinds of songs in their customary tongues."
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^ The first song I ever heard from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was “Black Eyed Blonde”, which appeared in the best skateboard movie of all time, Thrashin’.
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^ White Rose” He used to always call me, his beautiful white rose, he sang me pretty songs, his voice with soft tempo’s.
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1950s (1955–60)

.In May 1955, Berry traveled to Chicago where he met Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records.^ In 1955, Berry signed with Chess Records in Chicago.
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^ In May 1955, Berry traveled to Chicago where he met Waters himself, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records.
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^ He traveled to Chicago and met Muddy Waters, the uncle of the blues, who sent him on to Leonard Chess of Chess Records.

.Berry thought his blues material would be of most interest to Chess, but to his surprise it was an old country and western recording by Bob Wills, entitled "Ida Red" that got Chess's attention.^ Berry thought his blues material would be of most interest to Chess, but to his surprise it was an old country and western recording by Bob Wills , entitled "Ida Red" that got Chess's attention.
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^ Most of his famous recordings were on Chess Records with pianist Johnnie Johnson from Berry's own band and legendary record producer Willie Dixon on bass, Fred Below on drums and Berry's guitar, arguably the epitome of an early rock and roll band.
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^ Other hits, many of them novelty narratives, include: "Maybellene" -- car, girl, rival, jealousy -- based on the country tune, "Ida Red", performed originally by Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys.
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.Chess had seen the rhythm and blues market shrink and was looking to move beyond it, and he thought Berry might be the artist for that purpose.^ At that time, Chess had seen the blues market shrink and was looking to move beyond the rhythm and blues market, and he thought Berry might be that artist who could do it.
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^ Berry thought his blues material would be of most interest to Chess, but to his surprise it was an old country and western recording by Bob Wills , entitled "Ida Red" that got Chess's attention.
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^ A good blues single usually sold around 10,000 copies and a big rhythm and blues hit might go into the hundreds of thousands, but "Maybellene" probably moved a million, even if Chess never sponsored the audit to prove it.

.So on May 21, 1955 Berry recorded an adaptation of "Ida Red" - "Maybellene" - which featured Johnnie Johnson on piano, Jerome Green (from Bo Diddley's band) on the maracas, Jasper Thomas on the drums and Willie Dixon on the bass.^ Most of his famous recordings were on Chess Records with pianist Johnnie Johnson from Berry's own band and legendary record producer Willie Dixon on bass, Fred Below on drums, and Berry's guitar.
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^ Listen to the early records with Willie Dixon on bass, Johnny Johnson, Jerome Green & Jasper Thomas.
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^ So on May 21, 1955 Berry recorded an adaptation of "Ida Red" - "Maybellene" - which featured Johnny Johnson on piano, Jerome Green (from Bo Diddley 's band) on the maracas, Jasper Thomas on the drums and Willie Dixon on the bass.
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."Maybellene" sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart and #5 on the 10 September 1955 Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart.^ "Maybellene" sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboard's Rhythm and Blues chart and #5 on the Hot 100.
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^ Presented Billboard magazine's Triple Award for having the number one record on the rhythm and blues, country/western, and pop charts, 1955, for "Maybellene"; won Blues Unlimited magazine's readers' poll for best rhythm and blues singer, 1973; won National Music Award from American Music Conference, 1976; recipient of Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1984; selected to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1986; received Guitar Player magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, 1987.
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^ A good blues single usually sold around 10,000 copies and a big rhythm and blues hit might go into the hundreds of thousands, but "Maybellene" probably moved a million, even if Chess never sponsored the audit to prove it.

[10][24]
.At the end of June 1956, his song "Roll Over Beethoven" reached #29 on the Billboard Top 100 chart, and Berry toured as one of the "Top Acts of '56". He and Carl Perkins became friends.^ At the end of June 1956, his song "Roll Over Beethoven" reached #29 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
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^ He and Carl Perkins became friends.
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^ In 1956 Berry toured as one of the "Top Acts of '56".
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.Perkins said that "I knew when I first heard Chuck that he'd been affected by country music.^ Perkins said that "I knew when I first heard Chuck that he'd been affected by country music.
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^ "Chuck knew every Blue Yodel and most of Bill Monroe 's songs as well," Perkins remembered.
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^ If the story of this country is one of crossover, Chuck's epic-length Behind the Music episode bears retelling.
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.I respected his writing; his records were very, very great."^ I respected his writing; his records were very, very great."
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.As they toured, Perkins discovered that Berry not only liked country music, but knew about as many songs as he did.^ As they toured, Perkins discovered that Berry not only liked country music, but knew about as many songs as he did.
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^ Second, and perhaps most important, America had discovered the Beatles and the Rolling Stones , both of whom based their music on Berry 's style, with the Stones ' early albums looking like a Berry song list.
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^ "Chuck knew every Blue Yodel and most of Bill Monroe 's songs as well," Perkins remembered.
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Jimmie Rodgers was one of his favorites. ."Chuck knew every Blue Yodel and most of Bill Monroe's songs as well," Perkins remembered.^ "Chuck knew every Blue Yodel and most of Bill Monroe 's songs as well," Perkins remembered.
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^ Although he could remember the words to his own songs and could still sing rather well--which is more than you could say for most performers his age--his guitar playing was rather different.
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^ Bill S. December 30, 2009 02:46 PM Chuck, I feel like I'm discovering you for the first time every time I read your posts.
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."He told me about how he was raised very poor, very tough.^ "He told me about how he was raised very poor, very tough.
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^ Marcos Nogueira I’m subscribed… Tim How about us poor saps who were subscribed even before the shift to the new site?
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He had a hard life. He was a good guy. .I really liked him."^ It's a really, really sweet speech about why he chose to be a spy: namely, to help people like she taught him.
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^ I’d really like to tell him, and soon, I would suppose, I love him, and I’ll always be, his beautiful white rose.
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^ Still like him a lot but Addai only has the injury question - Rhodes is not a long term real threat to him .
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[25]
Berry in Deauville France in 1987
.In late 1957 Berry took part in Alan Freed's "Biggest Show of Stars for 1957" United States tour with the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and others.^ In the autumn of 1957 Berry joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly , and other rising stars of the new rock and roll to tour the United States.
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^ Also in attendance were members of the college class of 1958, who took part in a special procession celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation and the 100th anniversary of the Berry Alumni Association.
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^ Los derechos de Maybellene incluían a Alan Freed y a Russ Fratto, además de Berry.
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[26] He also guest starred on ABC's The Guy Mitchell Show, having sung his hit song "Rock 'n' Roll Music". The hits continued from 1957 to 1959, with Berry scoring over a dozen chart singles during this period, including the top 10 U.S. hits "School Days," "Rock and Roll Music," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Johnny B. Goode."
.Berry appeared in two early rock 'n' roll movies.^ Berry appeared in two early rock 'n' roll movies.
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^ Known as "the father of rock and roll," Chuck Berry is the legend behind some of rock's most influential music, including the classic hits "Johnny B. Goode" and "Memphis."
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^ John Lennon was more succinct: "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."
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.The first was Rock Rock Rock, released in 1956. He is shown singing "You Can't Catch Me."^ You won't believe some of the stories on the extra discs, what was shown in the theatrical release version was the nice stuff.
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^ The first was Rock Rock Rock, released in 1956.
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^ For me you are the first Rock guitarist in history.
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He had a speaking role as himself in the 1959 film Go, Johnny, Go! along with Alan Freed, and was also shown performing his songs "Johnny B. Goode," "Memphis, Tennessee," and "Little Queenie." His performance of "Sweet Little Sixteen" at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 is captured in the motion picture Jazz on a Summer's Day. [27]
.By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name, as well as a lucrative touring career.^ By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name, as well as a lucrative touring career.
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^ The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce voted to give Chuck Berry a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame a couple of years before this film was made.
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^ In the autumn of 1957 Berry joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly , and other rising stars of the new rock and roll to tour the United States.
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He had established a racially integrated St. Louis-based nightclub, called Berry's Club Bandstand, and was investing in real estate.[28]
.But in December 1959, Berry encountered legal problems after he invited a 14-year-old Apache waitress whom he met in New Mexico to work as a hat check girl at his club.^ But in December 1959, Berry encountered legal problems after he invited a 14-year-old Apache waitress whom he met in Mexico to work as a hat check girl at his club.
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^ When the St. Louis hierarchy found out that an underage hat-check girl Berry hired had also set up shop as a prostitute at a nearby hotel, trouble came down on Berry like a sledgehammer on a fly.
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^ In December 1959, Berry was arrested for taking a teenage girl across the state line, an apparent violation of the Mann Act, which pertains to white slavery.
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.After being fired from the club, the girl was arrested on a prostitution charge and Berry was arrested under the Mann Act.^ After being fired from the club, the girl was arrested on a prostitution charge and Berry was arrested under the Mann Act.
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^ For years, Chuck swore straight-facedly, even defiantly, that he had never served a single day of jail time after his infamous 1959 arrest under the Mann Act, for supposedly transporting Janice Escalante, a fourteen-year-old Apache prostitute, across state lines for "immoral purposes."
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^ In December 1959, Berry was arrested for taking a teenage girl across the state line, an apparent violation of the Mann Act, which pertains to white slavery.
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[29] .After a trial and retrial, Berry was convicted, fined $5,000, and sentenced to five years in prison.^ After a trial and retrial, Berry was convicted, fined $5,000, and sentenced to five years in prison.
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^ Judge Roy W. Harper sentenced him to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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^ Charged with transporting a minor over state lines (the Mann Act), Berry endured two trials and was sentenced to federal prison for two years as a result.
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.Researchers have questioned whether the trial was a fair one due to often racist, sensationalist coverage in the press[30] and the racial bias of the judge.^ Researchers have questioned whether the trial was a fair one due to often racist, sensationalist coverage in the press [16] and the racial bias of the judge.
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^ "You see, there was two or three different trials, and one was thrown out of the courts because the judge was fairly biased, and finally I was acquitted, you see.
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.In the book Shades of Freedom, Aloysius Leon Higginbotham describes the District Court trial judge as "hostile and racially motivated" and says that the court noted that the judge commented on Berry's race.^ In the book Shades of Freedom , Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham describes the District Court trial judge as "hostile and racially motivated" and says that the court noted that the judge commented on Berry's race.
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^ Berry would later criticise his lawyer, Merle Silverstein, for not objecting to the judge's centering of the trial on the race of the defendant saying he had little faith in Silverstein.
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^ Researchers have questioned whether the trial was a fair one due to often racist, sensationalist coverage in the press [16] and the racial bias of the judge.
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[31][32] .Berry would later criticise his lawyer, Merle Silverstein, for not objecting to the judge's centering of the trial on the race of the defendant saying he had little faith in Silverstein.^ Berry would later criticise his lawyer, Merle Silverstein, for not objecting to the judge's centering of the trial on the race of the defendant saying he had little faith in Silverstein.
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^ In the book Shades of Freedom , Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham describes the District Court trial judge as "hostile and racially motivated" and says that the court noted that the judge commented on Berry's race.
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^ But Richard E. Schwartz, a lawyer for Mr. Berry, dismisses that view, saying that the child abuse charges against his client ''would never have been dropped if we hadn't put Hannah's neck on the chopping block.''

[32]

1960s (1963–69)

.When Berry was released from prison in 1963, he was able to return to recording and performing due to the British invasion acts of the 1960s — most notably the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — having kept up an interest in his music by releasing cover versions of his songs;[33][34] along with other bands reworking his songs, such as the Beach Boys basing their 1963 hit "Surfin' USA" on Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen".[35] In 1964–65 Berry released eight singles, including "No Particular Place To Go", "You Never Can Tell", and "Nadine",[36] which achieved commercial success, reaching the top 20 of the Billboard 100, even though they were reworkings of earlier Berry songs, such as "School Day".[37] In May 1964, Berry did a successful tour of the UK,[37] though when he returned in January 1965 his behaviour was erratic and moody, and his touring style of using unrehearsed local backing bands and a strict non-negotiable contract was earning him a reputation as a difficult yet unexciting performer.^ Quite simply, without him there would be no Beatles , Rolling Stones , Beach Boys , Bob Dylan , nor a myriad others.
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^ The Beach Boys song has since been credited to Chuck Berry.
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^ That's a particular place to go!
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[38]
.In 1966 Berry left Chess Records, moving to the Mercury label.^ A switch from Chess to Mercury Records (1966 – 69) did little to help Berry.
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^ Congratulations to BO DIDDLEY’s friend and fellow Chess label recording artist Chuck Berry, who celebrates his 75th birthday on Thursday October 18th 2001.
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^ Label: Chess Released: 8/12/03 More Info Ultimate Legends: Chuck Berry .
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[39] .During his brief time at Mercury, he recorded several albums, including an album of re-recordings of his Chess hits (Golden Hits), and a same-titled album dominated by the 18-minute-long instrumental, "Concerto in B. Goode". For a variety of reasons—including changing musical tastes and different production techniques—the hits dried up for Chuck during the Mercury era.^ During his brief time at Mercury, he recorded several albums, including an album of re-recordings of his Chess hits, and an album dominated by an 18-minute-long instrumental, "Concerto in B. Goode".
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^ Golden Hits, Mercury, 1967.
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^ CHUCK BERRY: golden hits .
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.He was still a top concert draw, however, and in July 1969 Berry was the headliner of the Schaefer Music Festival in New York City's Central Park.^ Chuck Berry is playing in New York!
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^ Variant title: Still got the blues Copyright Claimant: Chuck Berry (A) Names: Chuck Berry (147 documents) example document: Rock & roll music.
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^ When are you coming to play in New York City?
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.In the same year he also played the October Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival.^ Rock and Roll Music," October 1957.
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^ II (1982) Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival 1969 Vol.
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^ Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival, 1969, Vols.
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1970s (1970-79)

.Berry returned to Chess from 1970 to 1973. Although his 1970 Chess album Back Home yielded no hit singles, in 1972 Chess released a new live recording of "My Ding-a-Ling", a song Berry had initially recorded years earlier as a novelty track.^ After a hitless four-year stint at Mercury, Berry returned to Chess from 1970 to 1973.
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^ Hit singles; all released on Chess "Maybellene," July 1955.
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^ By 1972 Berry was back with Chess and produced his biggest seller to date, "My Ding-a-Ling," from The London Chuck Berry Sessions.
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.The track became Berry's only No.^ The track became Berry's only No.
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1 single. .A live recording of "Reelin' And Rockin'" was also issued as a follow-up single that same year and would prove to be Berry's final top-40 hit in both the U.S. and the UK. Both singles were featured on the part-live/part-studio album "The London Chuck Berry Sessions" which was one of a series of London Sessions albums which included other Chess mainstay artists Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.^ A live recording of "Reelin' And Rockin'" was also issued as a follow-up single that same year and would prove to be Berry's final top-40 hit in both the U.S. and the UK. Both singles were featured on the part-live/part-studio album "The London Chuck Berry Sessions" which was part of a series of several albums by that title which included other Chess mainstay artists Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf .
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^ CHUCK BERRY: the london sessions .
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^ CHUCK BERRY: golden hits .
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.Berry's second tenure with Chess ended with the 1973 album Bio, after which he did not make a studio record for six years.^ Berry's second tenure with Chess ended with the 1973 album Bio , after which he did not make a studio record for six years.
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^ A live recording of "Reelin' And Rockin'" was also issued as a follow-up single that same year and would prove to be Berry's final top-40 hit in both the U.S. and the UK. Both singles were featured on the part-live/part-studio album "The London Chuck Berry Sessions" which was part of a series of several albums by that title which included other Chess mainstay artists Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf .
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^ Although his 1970 Chess effort Back Home yielded no hit singles, in 1972 Chess released a new live recording of "My Ding-a-Ling", a song Berry had initially recorded years earlier as a novelty track.
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.In the 1970s Berry toured on the basis of his earlier successes.^ In the 1970s Berry toured on the basis of his earlier successes.
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^ On the last Sunday in July, Chuck Berry came back home - home from a less-than-successful European tour to face charges involving drugs and sex.

^ During the concert, Berry played a Gibson ES-355, the luxury version of the ES-335 which he favored on his 1970s tours.
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.He was on the road for many years, carrying only his Gibson guitar, confident that he could hire a band that already knew his music no matter where he went.^ He was on the road for many years, carrying only his Gibson guitar, confident that he could hire a band that already knew his music no matter where he went.
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^ If you've still got no particular place to go on New Years Eve and are looking for a potentially spectacular musical option, you could always ring in a new decade of Rock and Roll with one of the legends that started it all.
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^ As they toured, Perkins discovered that Berry not only liked country music, but knew about as many songs as he did.
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.Allmusic has said that in this period his "live performances became increasingly erratic, [...] working with terrible backup bands and turning in sloppy, out-of-tune performances" which "tarnished his reputation with younger fans and oldtimers" alike.^ Allmusic has said that in this period his "live performances became increasingly erratic, [...
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^ His live performances became increasingly erratic, with Berry working with terrible backup bands and turning in sloppy, out-of-tune performances that did much to tarnish his reputation with younger fans and oldtimers alike.
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^ Whether you rock out with the rest of the crowd or splurge for the best seats in the house, there's nothing like a live performance.
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[2] In 1977, he made an appearance as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, playing "Johnny B. Goode", "Memphis, Tennessee", and "Carol".
.Among the many bandleaders performing a backup role with Chuck Berry were Bruce Springsteen and Steve Miller when each was just starting his career.^ Where did Chuck Berry get his professional start?
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^ Among the many bandleaders performing a backup role with Chuck Berry were Bruce Springsteen and Steve Miller when each was just starting his career.
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^ THE Chuck Berry UK tour due to start in Liverpool on Saturday 21st November has been postponed until March 2010.
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Springsteen related in the video .Rock 'n' Roll">Hail!^ Label: Peter Pan (ISP) Released: 1/1/89 More Info Hail, Hail Rock 'N Roll .
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^ As for "Hail, Hail, Rock & Roll", it is a must see, and the new edition has extra DVD's with all the behind the scenes stuff and interviews.
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^ The message might be interpreted like this: "Hail, hail rock'n'roll.

Hail! .Rock 'n' Roll
that Berry did not even give the band a set list and just expected the musicians to follow his lead after each guitar intro.^ Rock 'n' Roll that Berry did not even give the band a set list and just expected the musicians to follow his lead after each guitar intro.
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^ CHUCK BERRY: rock 'n roll rarities .
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^ CHUCK BERRY: rock and roll music .
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Berry neither spoke to nor thanked the band after the show. Nevertheless, Springsteen backed Berry again when he appeared at the concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Berry's type of touring style, traveling the "oldies" circuit in the 1970s — where he was often paid in cash by local promoters — added ammunition to the Internal Revenue Service's accusations that Berry was a chronic income tax evader. Facing criminal sanction for the third time, Berry pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to four months imprisonment and 1,000 hours of community service — doing benefit concerts — in 1979.
.At the request of Jimmy Carter, Chuck Berry performed at The White House on June 1, 1979.[39] Also in 1979, Berry released Rockit for Atco Records, his last studio album to date.^ World of Chuck Berry Release Date: 10/6/92 .
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^ Rocking with Chuck Berry Release Date: 1/1/81 .
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^ Why was Chuck Berry in jail in 1979?
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Later career (1980-present)

.Berry continued to play 70 to 100 one-nighters per year in the 1980s, still traveling solo and requiring a local band to back him at each stop.^ Berry continued to play 70 to 100 one-nighters per year in the 1980s, still travelling solo and requiring a local band to back him at each stop.
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^ Berry's legal troubles continued into his later years, when he was embroiled in accusations of drug possession and trafficking and various sexual improprieties in July of 1990.
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^ (Berry reportedly accepts no less than $10,000 per gig and plays for no more than 45 minutes; no encores.
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Berry performing live in 1997
In 1986, Taylor Hackford made a documentary film, .Rock 'n' Roll">Hail!^ Label: Peter Pan (ISP) Released: 1/1/89 More Info Hail, Hail Rock 'N Roll .
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^ As for "Hail, Hail, Rock & Roll", it is a must see, and the new edition has extra DVD's with all the behind the scenes stuff and interviews.
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^ The message might be interpreted like this: "Hail, hail rock'n'roll.

Hail! .Rock 'n' Roll
, of a celebration concert for Berry's sixtieth birthday.^ Influencing such future big names as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones (to name but a few), Berry effectively put boogie and blues into rock.
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^ Known as "the father of rock and roll," Chuck Berry is the legend behind some of rock's most influential music, including the classic hits "Johnny B. Goode" and "Memphis."
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^ Rock 'N' Roll : The unforgettable life and music of pioneering legend Chuck Berry are celebrated in this landmark feature film, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock and roll's finest!
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.Keith Richards was the musical leader.^ Keith Richards was the musical leader.
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^ The documentary is deeply woven by its many subtexts, one of which includes the musical and karmic mission accomplished by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
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.Eric Clapton, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Robert Cray and Linda Ronstadt, among others, appeared with Berry on stage and film.^ Eric Clapton , Etta James , Julian Lennon , Robert Cray and Linda Ronstadt , among others, appeared with Berry on stage and film.
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^ The show featured Berry's classic songs with Richard, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Cray, Etta James, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon also performing.
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^ On stage, Berry and Richards exchanged their trademark licks and rhythms that ultimately changed and directed the course of rock 'n' roll, while a slew of special guests appeared on stage.
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.During the concert, Berry played a Gibson ES-355, the luxury version of the ES-335 which he favored on his 1970s tours.^ A perfect blend of pop music and rock music, Chuck Berry is on tour and amazing in concert.
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^ He said he had made arrangements with Hannah's office for Berry to be given time to complete his concert tour.

^ He's been exclusively playing 355's for 40+ years, and as for his guitars, he's surprisingly unparticular, as long as it's a cherry ES-355 or Lucille.
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.Richards played a black Fender Telecaster Custom, Cray a Fender Stratocaster and Clapton a Gibson ES 350T, the same guitar Berry used on his early recordings.^ Richards played a black Fender Telecaster Custom, Cray a Fender Stratocaster and Clapton a Gibson ES 350T, the same guitar Berry used on his early recordings.
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^ Eric Clapton , Etta James , Julian Lennon , Robert Cray and Linda Ronstadt , among others, appeared with Berry on stage and film.
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^ The show featured Berry's classic songs with Richard, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Cray, Etta James, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon also performing.
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[40]
.In the late 1980s, Berry owned a restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri, called The Southern Air.^ In the late 1980s, Berry owned a restaurant in Wentzville, Missouri, called The Southern Air.
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^ The Southern Air Restaurant has since closed.

^ In 1990 Berry was sued by several women who claimed that he had installed a video camera in the ladies' bathrooms at two of his Wentzville restaurants.
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[41] .He also owns a custom built estate in Wentzville, which he dubbed Berry Park.^ Around 1957 he opened Berry Park just outside of Wentzville, Missouri.
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^ The charges stemmed from a raid last month on Berry's estate south of Wentzville by members of the St. Charles County Multijurisdictional Enforcement Group.

^ Berry began to spend some of his newfound wealth — around 1957 he opened Berry Park in Wentzville, Missouri.
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.For many years, Berry hosted rock concerts throughout the summer at Berry Park.^ For many years, Berry hosted rock concerts throughout the summer at Berry Park.
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^ Rock 'n' Roll," the Chuck Berry documentary opening today, right...coordinated the music played at a pair of Chuck Berry 60th birthday concerts last year...talk about what they did.
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^ ''He's been set up,'' said Theresa Yvonne Schmitt, who was Berry's companion for several years at Berry Park.

.However, he eventually closed the estate to the public due to the riotous behaviour of many of the guests.^ However, he eventually closed the estate to the public due to the riotous behaviour of many of the guests.
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.In 1990 Berry was sued by several women who claimed that he had installed a video camera in the ladies' bathrooms at two of his Wentzville restaurants.^ In 1990 Berry was sued by several women who claimed that he had installed a video camera in the ladies' bathrooms at two of his Wentzville restaurants.
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^ Nastier are the tales about how he reputedly installed video cameras in the women's bathrooms of his Southern Air restaurant, in Wentzville, thirty miles west of St. Louis, home to Berry Park, the 100-acre erstwhile amusement-park/campgrounds where Chuck once hosted picnics for 50,000 hippies at a time and imagined a rock & roll Disneyland.
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^ Since then, several other women have filed a class-action suit against Berry, charging that he made videotapes of them when they were undressing and using the bathrooms on his property known as ''Berry Park,'' at 691 Buckner Road in Wentzville and at the restaurant at 1102 Pitman Avenue in Wentzville.

.Berry claimed that he had the camera installed to catch red-handed a worker who was suspected of stealing from the restaurant.^ In 1990 Berry was sued by several women who claimed that he had installed a video camera in the ladies' bathrooms at two of his Wentzville restaurants.
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^ Another guitarist who has cited Berry as a major influence is Joe Perry of Aerosmith , who claims that one of Berry's albums was the first record he ever bought.
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.Though his guilt was never proven in court, Berry opted for a class action settlement with 59 women.^ A class action settlement was eventually reached with 59 women on the complaint.
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^ Berry was also involved in a class-action lawsuit regarding videotapes made of women without their consent.
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^ Since then, other women have filed a class-action suit against Berry, charging that he videotaped them in bathrooms on his property.

.Berry's biographer, Bruce Pegg, estimated that it cost Berry over $1.2 million plus legal fees.^ Berry's biographer, Bruce Pegg, estimated that it cost Berry over $1.2 million plus legal fees.
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^ Bruce Pegg, Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry .
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[42] .It was during this time that he began using Wayne T. Schoeneberg as his legal counsel.^ It was during this time that he began using Wayne T. Schoeneberg as his legal counsel.
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.Reportedly, a police raid on his house did find videotapes of women using the restroom, and one of the women was a minor.^ The cook alleged that Berry had made videotapes of her and other women as they dressed, undressed and used the toilet.

^ In December, Berry was named in a suit filed by Hosana A. Huck, in which she alleges that he had made videotapes of women when they used the restroom at Southern Air.

^ She alleged that he had videotaped her with cameras hidden in the women's restroom.

[43] Also found in the raid were 62 grams of marijuana. .Felony drug and child-abuse charges were filed.^ After the raid, the St. Charles County Prosecutor's office charged Berry with one count of possession of marijuana and three counts of child abuse.

^ Now, Mr. Berry says, he will be able to resume a career that was stalled while the child abuse charges hung over him.

^ ''Legendary musician Chuck Berry celebrated Thanksgiving unburdened by child-abuse charges that have haunted him since July.

.In order to avoid the child-abuse charges, Berry agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana.^ The rock legend is Chuck Berry, charged in July with possession of marijuana and child-abuse.

^ On Tuesday, after extensive plea negotiations, prosecutors dropped the criminal child-abuse charges and Berry agreed to two years unsupervised probation for a misdemeanor marijuana charge that was filed in connection with the child abuse charges.

^ But Richard E. Schwartz, a lawyer for Mr. Berry, dismisses that view, saying that the child abuse charges against his client ''would never have been dropped if we hadn't put Hannah's neck on the chopping block.''

.He was given a six-month suspended jail sentence, two years' unsupervised probation, and ordered to donate $5,000 to a local hospital.^ Charged with transporting a minor over state lines (the Mann Act), Berry endured two trials and was sentenced to federal prison for two years as a result.
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^ After a trial and retrial, Berry was convicted, fined $5,000, and sentenced to five years in prison.
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^ Judge Roy W. Harper sentenced him to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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.In mid-1998 he toured Europe with Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, visiting 14 places including four in Germany and two in Sweden.^ I've got a few questions for you: Were you good friends with the King of Rockabilly, Mr. Carl Lee Perkins and are you good friends with Jerry Lee Lewis?
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^ In the same year he also played the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival, which also included Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and John Lennon , Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band , with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and Alan White on drums.
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^ Jerry Lee and Little Richard were wild men, standing on their pianos one minute and falling down in prayer the next.
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.In November 2000, Berry was sued by his former pianist Johnnie Johnson, who claimed that he co-wrote over 50 songs, including "No Particular Place to Go", "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven", that credit Berry alone.^ That's a particular place to go!
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^ "No Particular Place to Go," May 1964.
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^ CHUCK BERRY: sweet little rock and roll .
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.The case was dismissed when the judge ruled that too much time had passed since the songs were written.^ The case was dismissed when the judge ruled that too much time had passed since the songs were written.
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^ I have seen you in concert 5 times, which may not be any record, but you have not been in my area much more than that since I "discovered" your music.
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[44]
Currently, Berry usually performs one Wednesday each month at Blueberry Hill, a restaurant and bar located in the Delmar Loop neighborhood in St. Louis. .In 2008, Berry toured Europe, with stops in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, and Spain.^ International: België/Belgique Canada Deutschland España Finland France Ireland Italia Nederland Norway Österreich Portugal Schweiz/Suisse Sweden United States .
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^ Berry, in tour in Sweden, denies charges against him .

^ In the autumn of 1957 Berry joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly , and other rising stars of the new rock and roll to tour the United States.
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In mid-2008, he played at Virgin Festival in Baltimore, MD.[45]
He presently lives in Ladue, Missouri, approximately 10 miles west of St. Louis.[46]

Guitar showmanship

.Berry's showmanship has been influential on other rock guitar players.^ In the autumn of 1957 Berry joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly , and other rising stars of the new rock and roll to tour the United States.
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^ Rock 'n' Roll that Berry did not even give the band a set list and just expected the musicians to follow his lead after each guitar intro.
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^ A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of early rock and roll guitar techniques.
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[47] He used a one-legged hop routine,[48] and the "duck walk",[49] which he first used as a child when he walked "stooping with full-bended knees, but with my back and head vertical" under a table to retrieve a ball and his family found it entertaining; he used it when "performing in New York for the first time and some journalist branded it the duck walk."[50][51]

Legacy

.A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of early rock and roll guitar techniques.^ Berry appeared in two early rock 'n' roll movies.
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^ A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of early rock and roll guitar techniques.
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^ He is the husband of a woman who is suing Berry, a pioneer in rock 'n' roll.

.His guitar style is legendary and many later guitar musicians acknowledge him as a major influence in their own style.^ His guitar style is legendary and many later guitar musicians acknowledge him as a major influence in their own style.
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^ What musicians influenced Chuck Berry's guitar playing?
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^ ''Legendary musician Chuck Berry celebrated Thanksgiving unburdened by child-abuse charges that have haunted him since July.

[52] .Cub Koda wrote, "Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry.^ Berry appeared in two early rock 'n' roll movies.
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^ CHUCK BERRY: let it rock .
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^ CHUCK BERRY: rock 'n roll rarities .
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.He is its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, possessing the clearest diction, and one of its greatest performers."^ He is its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, and...
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^ He is its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, possessing the clearest diction, and one of its greatest performers."
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[53] The rock critic Robert Christgau considers him "the greatest of the rock and rollers".[54]
.Berry was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984. [55] His role in the 2008 film about Chess, Cadillac Records, was played by rapper and actor Mos Def.^ And the award for worst rapper turned actor...
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^ In 2008, Berry was portrayed by rapper and actor Mos Def in the biopic Cadillac Records.
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^ Mos Def as Chuck Berry by skimn .
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.[56] In 2009, Time Magazine named Berry #7 on its list of the 10 best electric guitar players of all-time.^ In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Chuck Berry #5 [4] on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, being the 3rd individual singer behind Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley .
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^ In November 2003, his compilation album The Great Twenty-Eight was ranked 21st in the magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
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^ Rock 'n' Roll that Berry did not even give the band a set list and just expected the musicians to follow his lead after each guitar intro.
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[57] He received Kennedy Center Honors in 2000.[58]

Rolling Stone Magazine lists

.Berry has made it into many of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Greatest of All Time" lists.^ Rolling Stone Magazine lists .
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^ He was also ranked 6th on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of All Time.
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^ Berry has made it into many of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Greatest of All Time" lists.
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In September 2003, Rolling Stone named him number 6 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". [59]
.In November 2003, his compilation album The Great Twenty-Eight was ranked 21st in the magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.^ CHUCK BERRY: the great twenty eight .
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^ Nadine ," from the Chuck Berry album " The Great Twenty-Eight " , was covered on the Led Zeppelin album " Cabala (disc 6) ."
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^ Route 66 ," from the Chuck Berry album " 14 All-Time Hits " , was covered on the The Replacements album " Beat Girl ."
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[60].
In March 2004, Berry was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone's list of "The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time". [61]
.In December 2004, six of his songs were included in magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list, namely "Johnny B. Goode" (# 7), "Maybellene" (# 18), "Roll Over Beethoven" (# 97), "Rock and Roll Music" (#128), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (# 272) and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (# 374).^ Les génies du Rock n°001: Johnny B. Goode .
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^ Rock and roll founder Chuck Berry doesn't fit popular image of a singer-songwriter, but he has provided us with the quintessential images of America in his songs.

^ Roll Over Beethoven ," from the Chuck Berry album " Heroes of Rock'n Roll CD 1 " , was covered on the 13th Floor Elevators album " Through the Rhythm ."
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[62]
In June 2008, his song Johnny B. Goode ranked 1st place in the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time" [63]

Discography

References

  1. ^ M. Campbell, ed., Popular Music in America: And the Beat Goes on (Cengage Learning, 3rd edn., 2008), pp. 168-9.
  2. ^ a b c "Chuck Berry --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia". library.eb.co.uk. http://library.eb.co.uk/eb/article-9078885#cite. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  3. ^ Bruce Pegg, Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry, pp 119 - 227. Routledge, 2005, ISBN 0415937515. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jWO4gdorYBwC&pg=PA121&dq=chuck+berry+Mann+Act&as_brr=3&client=firefox-a&cd=1#v=onepage&q=chuck%20berry%20Mann%20Act&f=false. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Chuck Berry". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/chuck-berry. 
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Simple English

Chuck Berry
Birth name Charles Edward Berry
Born October 18, 1926 (1926-10-18) (age 84)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Genres Rock and roll
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1951 - present
Website www.chuckberry.com

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the original rock and roll musicians who, along with others, helped make rock and roll popular. In 1955 he met Muddy Waters who told him of a record company that would release his first song. In 1957 he joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and other popular musicians on a tour around the United States. Over the next few years he became more and more popular and had many popular songs on the radio. He has influenced a lot of rock and pop musicians who came after him.[1] Chuck Berry has influenced many music artists, like The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones.

References

  1. M. Campbell, ed., Popular Music in America: And the Beat Goes on (Cengage Learning, 3rd edn., 2008), pp. 168-9.


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