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 WROTE HIS most recognizable hits, but it was a cover — one full of double entendres about masturbation, no less — that shot...
via Billboard at October 21, 2017
Dualtone Music Group, which recently issued Chuck Berry's posthumous CHUCK album, has also signed a deal to serve as U.S. publishing...
via Billboard at September 26, 2017
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
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