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  Chuck Berry - MSN Encarta
Chuck Berry is one of rock and roll's great lyricists and developed some of its earliest trademark guitar licks; represented by CMG Worldwide
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Chuck Berry, born in 1926, American singer and composer, one of the first musicians to bring the influence of rhythm-and-blues music to mainstream rock and roll.
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  Chuck Berry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chuck Berry is an immensely influential figure, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Chuck Berry had been playing a form of the "blues" since his teens and by early 1953 was performing with "Sir John's Trio," a band that played at a popular club in St.
A pioneer of rock and roll, Chuck Berry was a significant influence on development of early rock and roll guitar techniques and a major catalyst in rhythm and blues to rock and roll transition.
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 Robert Christgau: Chuck Berry
Berry was the first blues-based performer to successfully reclaim guitar tricks that country and western innovators had appropriated from fl people and adapted to their own uses 25 or 50 years before.
Chuck Berry is the greatest rock lyricist this side of Bob Dylan, and sometimes I prefer him to Dylan.
Chuck Berry is not only a little surreal but also a little schizy; even after he committed himself to rock 'n' roll story songs, relegating the bluesman in him to B sides and album fillers, he found his persona split in two.
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 Chuck Berry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Berry was also the subject of attention in the 1990s for his alleged voyeurism of female guests in his home.
While there is debate about who recorded the first rock and roll record, Chuck Berry's early recordings, including "Maybellene" (1955) fully synthesized the rock and roll form, combining blues and country music with teenaged lyrics about girls and cars, with impeccable diction alongside distinctive electric guitar solos and an energetic stage persona.
Berry's musical influences were Nat King Cole, smooth singer and master pianist, Louis Jordan, very much Chuck's model, and Muddy Waters, singer and guitarist vital in the transformation of Delta blues into Chicago blues and the man who introduced Berry to Leonard Chess at Chess Records.
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 Chuck Berry
Berry got his first taste of stardom, singing Jay McShann's "Confessin' the Blues" in the All Men's Review in 1941; it was a song he was later to record on the 1960 album "Rockin' at the Hops".
A year later, Berry married Themetta Suggs and began a series of jobs: between 1948 and 1955, Berry worked at the Fisher Body auto assembly plant, trained to be a hairdresser at the Poro School, freelanced as a photographer, assisted his father, and began his career as a musician.
A first trial, in which Berry was found guilty, was overturned after the judge was found to have uttered racist remarks; a second trial in October 1961 arrived at the same verdict, and Berry was sentenced to 3 years in jail and a $10, 000 fine.
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 Chuck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chucks is the name given affectionately to the popular canvas shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star.
Chucks is also a short form for nunchucks or nunchaku, a kind of martial arts weapon
A chuck in engineering is the part of a machine tool that securely holds a removable part.
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 Chuck Berry: Book Chuck Berry For Concerts and Events Worldwide - Entertainment Booking Agency.
Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry to a large family in St. Louis.
Part of the secret to its originality was Berry's blazing 24-bar guitar solo in the middle of it, the imaginative rhyme schemes in the lyrics, and the sheer thump of the record, all signaling that rock and roll had arrived and it was no fad.
Chuck Berry had moved with the times and found a new audience in the bargain and when the cries of "yeah-yeah-yeah" were replaced with peace signs, Berry altered his live act to include a passel of slow blues and quickly became a fixture on the festival and hippie ballroom circuit.
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 VH1.com : Chuck Berry : Biography
Part of the secret to its originality was Berry's blazing 24-bar guitar solo in the middle of it, the imaginative rhyme schemes in the lyrics, and the sheer thump of the record, all signaling that rock & roll had arrived and it was no fad.
Berry was smart with plenty of business savvy and was already making plans to open an amusement park in nearby Wentzville.
Berry had moved with the times and found a new audience in the bargain and when the cries of "yeah-yeah-yeah" were replaced with peace signs, Berry altered his live act to include a passel of slow blues and quickly became a fixture on the festival and hippie ballroom circuit.
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 Chuck Berry
Berry's name was kept in the public eye over the next five years through tours and a string of singles.
Berry had the detachment of age (he was a generation older than his fans) and a facility of a born wordsmith: his sketches of teenage life ("School day") and romance ("Little Queenie") never sounded condescending; his narrative drive ("You can't catch me") was a propulsive as his rhythm.
Berry himself, although on parole, enjoyed a reasonable 1964, distinguished by more hit singles and his first tours of the UK and France.
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 Chuck Berry
May 13, 1957: Chuck Berry hits #1 on the RandB chart and #3 on the pop chart with “School Day” and #6 on the RandB chart and #8 (12/23) on the pop chart with “Rock and Roll Music.” Both singles are released on Chess Records.
March 17, 1958: Chuck Berry hits #1 on the RandB chart and #2 on the pop chart with “Sweet Little Sixteen” and #2 on the RandB chart and #8 (6/09) on the pop chart with “Johnny B. Goode.” Both singles are released on Chess Records.
October 24, 1964: Chuck Berry appears in the TAMI ("Teen-Age Music International") Show with the Rolling Stones, James Brown, the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and others.
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 Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was one of the first members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986).
Berry's musical influences were Nat King Cole, smooth singer and master pianist, Louis Jordan, very much Chuck's model, and Muddy Waters, singer and guitarist vital in the transformation of Delta blues into Chicago blues and the man who introduced Berry to Leonard Chess at Chess Records.
Berry was also the subject of attention in the 1990s for his alleged voyeurism of female guests in his home.
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 The Chuck Berry Page
A year later, Berry married Themetta Suggs and began a series of jobs: between 1948 and 1955, Berry worked at the Fisher Body auto assembly plant, trained to be a hairdresser at the Poro School, freelanced as a photographer, assisted his father, and began his career as a musician.
Learning from these initial pitfalls, Berry realized that self-sufficiency and independence were keys to long term survival in the business, and from this point on, he became determined to take charge of his own affairs, sowing the seeds for the later allegations of his being difficult to work with.
A first trial, in which Berry was found guilty, was overturned after the judge was found to have uttered racist remarks; a second trial in October 1961 arrived at the same verdict, however, and Berry was sentenced to 3 years in jail and a $10, 000 fine.
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 Chuck Berry
In 1944, on a joy ride to Kansas City, Berry and two friends were arrested and found guilty of armed robbery; each was sentenced to 10 years in the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson, Missouri.
A year later, Berry married Themetta Suggs and began a series of jobs: between 1948 and 1955, Berry worked as a janitor at the Fisher Body auto assembly plant, trained to be a hairdresser at the Poro School, freelanced as a photographer, assisted his father as a carpenter, and began his career as a musician.
Berry thought his blues material would be of most interest to Chess, but to his surprise it was the hillbilly "Ida Red" that got Chess' attention.
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 Chuck Berry Bio - Chuck Berry Biography - Chuck Berry Stories
Berry's mother was a qualified principal, and his father was a contractor and a deacon for a Baptist church.
Chuck Berry was arrested after trying to bring a 14-year old waitress from Mexico to the U.S. in 1959.
Chuck Berry: Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly fl audience and some of our fl audience began whispering 'who is that fl hillbilly at the Cosmo?' After they laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it.
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 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry (born 1926), creator of the "duck walk" and known as the "father of rock and roll," has been a major influence on popular music.
Berry was bilked out of two-thirds of his royalties from the song, but in later years he would reflect upon the lesson he learned: "Let me say that any man who can't take care of his own money deserves what he gets," he told Rolling Stone.
Berry's legal troubles continued into his later years, when he was embroiled in accusations of drug possession and trafficking and various sexual improprieties in July of 1990.
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Chuck Berry's incredible success is due to his ability to articulate the concerns and attitudes of his audience in his music.
It was in 1953 that Chuck Berry joined the Sir John's Trio which eventually was renamed the Chuck Berry Combo as Berry's humorous singing, playing, and stage act began stealing the show.
Berry was signed to Chess Records and in the summer of 1955, Maybellene reached #5 on the Pop Charts and #1 on the RandB Charts.
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 Chuck Berry - Onesti Entertainment
Part of the secret to its originality was Chuck's blazing 24-bar guitar solo in the middle of it, the imaginative rhyme schemes in the lyrics and the sheer thump of the record, all signaling that rock and roll had arrived and it was no fad.
Berry had moved with the times and found a new audience in the bargain and when the cries of yeah-yeah-yeah were replaced with peace signs, Chuck altered his live act to include a passel of slow blues and quickly became a fixture on the festival and hippie ballroom circuit.
But for all of his offstage exploits and seemingly ongoing troubles with the law, Chuck Berry remains the epitome of rock and roll, and his music will endure long after his private escapades have faded from memory.
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A seminal figure in the evolution of rock 'n' roll, Chuck Berry's influence as songwriter and guitarist is incalculable.
Berry's demo of "Ida May", was sufficient to win a recording contract and the composition, retitled "Maybellene", duly became his debut single.
Berry served 20 months in prison, emerging in October 1963 just as "Memphis, Tennessee", recorded in 1958, was providing him with his first UK Top 10 hit.
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Chuck Berry's contributions to the music, in his essential '50s and '60s recordings for Chicago's Chess label, were so huge, and so hugely influential, that the very identity of "rock & roll" as we know it seems unthinkable without him.
What I have time to do here today is point to some of the essential Chuck Berry music you ought to be listening to, or re-listening to, to find some of these things out for yourself while having an absolutely wonderful time.
Chuck Berry was 29 years old, in May of 1955, when he got his big break on a trip to Chicago.
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 Chuck Berry: Creator of Rock and Roll
Chuck Berry drew on all of these influences to create his special brand of the hard-driving, youth-focused music called rock 'n' roll.
But Berry, a born showman, was also a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and comedian, and he was soon fronting a trio with the great boogie-woogie pianist Johnnie Johnson and the wonderful drummer Ebby Hardy playing behind him.
Berry's career was on the fast track until 1962, when he was imprisoned for violating the Mann Act for driving an underage white girl across state lines.
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 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Chuck Berry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chuck Berry (born 1926), creator of the "duck walk" and known as the "father of rock and roll," has been a major influence on popular music.
Berry was bilked out of two-thirds of his royalties from the song, but in later years he would reflect upon the lesson he learned: "Let me say that any man who can't take care of his own money deserves what he gets," he told Rolling Stone.
Berry's legal troubles continued into his later years, when he was embroiled in accusations of drug possession and trafficking and various sexual improprieties in July of 1990.
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 the "B" side: Chuck Berry - Things I Used To Do (Chess 1916)
Berry's magnetic personality and unique guitar work was quite the sensation, and Johnson asked him to join his outfit.
Berry was annoyed when he found out he was sharing his royalties with Freed, and made sure Chess removed his name from future releases (going so far as to list "Chuck Berry, Inc." as the composer on all of his songs from then on).
Chuck Berry is, in my opinion, another Black entertainer upon whom the mainstream American media has turned its back for not playing the game the way they want him to.
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 Chuck Berry
Chuck was different in the fact that he himself wrote a lot of his own material and of course he had his own unique delivery.
Berry excelled on the stage, especially after his signature "duck walk" was introduced into his act in New York in 1956.
Chuck Berry appeared in the 1973 film Let the Good Times Roll, compiled from Richard Nader's rock 'n' roll revival shows, and in 1978 film American Hot Wax, a fictional week in the life of rock 'n' roll, with disc jockey Alan Freed as its central character.
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