Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, KING of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.
Chuck Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance, included in several Rolling Stone "Greatest of All Time" lists, ranked fifth on their 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll included three of Berry's songs: "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene," and "Rock and Roll Music." "Johnny B. Goode" is the only rock and roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record.
>> Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a 1987 documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford that chronicles two 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll musician Chuck Berry's 60th birthday (1986)
The band >> Chuck Berry - Guitar, vocals | Johnnie Johnson - Piano | Keith Richards - Guitar, backing vocals | Chuck Leavell - Organ | Bobby Keys - Saxophone | Joey Spampinato - Bass, backing vocals | Steve Jordan - Drums, backing vocals | Ingrid Berry- Backing vocals | Eric Clapton - Guitar, vocals | Robert Cray - Guitar, vocals | Linda Ronstadt - Vocals | Julian Lennon - Vocals | Etta James - Vocals
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