Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

The Father of Rock and Roll.

Founded

October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri

Full Name

Charles Edward Anderson Berry

Date of Birth

October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri

Still Alive

Date of Death

March 18, 2017 in Wentzville, Missouri

Chuck Berry performing onstage in 1965.
Chuck Berry performing onstage in 1965.

About The artist

"Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none was more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. He was its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, and one of its greatest performers. Quite simply, without him there would be no Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, nor myriad others."
Cub Koda from Allmusic.com

"If you were going to give rock & roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." John Lennon

Did you know...

Berry received a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology and worked for a time as a beautician.

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