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Chuck Berry

Guitarist
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Net worth 2018: $1.9 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 18 October 1926
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: March 18, 2017
Education: Sumner High School
BIOGRAPHY

Chuck Berry was bornon 18 October 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, American, is Guitarist. Chuck Berry or Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is known as the 'Father of Rock-n-Roll' and is regarded as one of the most popular and influential performers in the 'rhythm-and-blues' and 'rock-and-roll' music in the era of 1950s, '60s and '70s. His distinctive sounds from the guitar, vivid descriptions of teenage life, and the melodic virtuosities of the piano player (Johnnie Johnson) have served as a source of inspiration for every rock-and-roll band for more than half a century. He helped create rock and roll from rhythm and blues by combining clever lyrics, precise diction, characteristic country-western music devices, electronic effects and magnificent stage shows. Growing up with a family proud of its African-American and Native-American ancestry and singing in the choir of the Antioch Baptist Church could very well have been his inspiration. He says he borrowed his technique and guitar riffs from 'T-Bone Walker'. Legendary bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys have covered numerous songs by Berry. Later on, he stopped recording albums, but played regularly on tours and on 'one-man' shows accompanied by independent musicians and bands

TIMELINE
2017

Chuck Berry died of heart attack on March 18, 2017, at his home in Wentzville, Missouri, U

1990

In 1990, several women claimed that he had a video camera in the ladies' bathroom

1979

Chuck Berry performed at the White House on June 1, 1979 at the request of the then U

1975

In 1975, came out his album 'Chuck Berry' and in 1979, he came out with his last album 'Rock It'

1970

During the 1970s he performed extensively on the road with his Gibson guitar

1966

Between 1966 and 1969, he released five albums on the 'Mercury' label

1960

On his 60th birthday, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Robert Cray and Linda Ronstadt organized a celebration concert for him

1959

In December 1959, Barry was arrested under the 'Mann Act'

1957

From 1957 to 1959, he gave several US hits including “School Days”, ‘Rock and Roll Music”, “Sweet Little Sixteen” and ‘Johnny B

1956

His 1956 song “Roll Over Beethoven” reached #29 on the Billboard Top 100 chart

1955

In 1955, he met Muddy Waters—a popular American blues musician —in Chicago, who advised him to contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records

1952

In 1952, Barry joined pianist Johnnie Johnson and drummer Ebby Harding

1950

They had a daughter named Darlin Ingrid Berry, on October 3, 1950

1948

Chuck Berry married Themetta 'Toddy' Suggs on October 28, 1948

1947

In 1947, he supported his family with multiple jobs

1944

In 1944, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery and stealing a car at gun point in Kansas City

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