Musician, singer, songwriter
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. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode"...Wikipedia
Born: 18th October, 1926, St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Claim to Fame: Johnny B. Goode
After School Session is Chuck Berry's debut album, released in May 1957 (see 1957 in music) by Chess Records as LP 1426, making it the second LP record released by Chess.
Whenever he performs live he always picks a venue which is near an Indian restaurant, so he can have a meal straight after the show. When he was at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall in the 1990s, the stage door was directly opposite the front door of the Mogul-E-Azam, so he was able to sneak out the stage door, across the alley and have his meal without travelling too far! (One of the roadies on duty that night let slip about the restaurant information.).
Born to a contractor and deacon of a Baptist church and his wife, a qualified principal, he was the third of six children.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall.
Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series.
Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In October, the icon will be the subject of a week-long celebration by the hall and Case Western Reserve University. It kicks off Oct. 22 and ends with an all-star tribute concert on Oct 27. Performers have yet to be announced, though Berry is set to take the stage.
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Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
Chuck Berry was forced to leave the stage after slumping over a keyboard during a concert he was performing in Chicago on Saturday night.
The musician, 84, was helped offstage after seeming weak. He returned about 15 minutes later, but was quickly taken back off the stage to be examined by paramedics, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The singer's rep, Dick Alen, told the New York Daily News that the incident was due to "exhaustion," and that Berry is "currently on a plane on [the] way home."
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Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
By RON WORD, Associated Press Writer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bo Diddley, a founding father of rock `n` roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians, died Monday after months of ill health. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Fla., spokeswoman Susan Clary said. He had suffered a heart attack in August, three months after suffering a stroke while touring in Iowa. Doctors said the stroke affected his ability to speak, and he had returned to Florida to... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
Chuck BerryChuck Berry`s "Johnny B. Goode" has topped a new list of the best Guitar Songs of all time. The 1958 rock `n` roll classic beat Jimi Hendrix`s "Purple Haze" and "Crossroads" by Cream to claim the number one spot on Rolling Stone magazine`s new countdown.
Also making the top 10 is The Kinks` "You Really Got Me," "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones, Van Halen`s "Eruption" and Led Zeppelin`s rock anthem "Stairway To Heaven."
Editors made their picks based on the best "guitar moments" on record. Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago