Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, 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" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.
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Chuck Berry Gets Hometown Tribute From Huey Lewis, Spoon, Cage the Elephant & Pokey LaFarge at LouFest
LouFest, a late summer music festival with a characteristically local shine to it, did St. Louis and rock 'n' roll fans a solid Saturday...
via Billboard at September 12, 2017
via New York Times at September 11, 2017
'Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!' Tribute at LouFest to Feature Members of Spoon, Cage the Elephant, The Roots
Britt Daniel of Spoon, Pokey LaFarge and members of The Roots, Dave Matthews Band and Cage the Elephant have signed on for a special performance...
via Billboard at September 1, 2017
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