Death of chuck berry
Chuck Berry BiographyChuck Berry is called the father of rock and roll - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbinson and Elvis Presley studied with him. “If you try to find another name for rock and roll, then let it be Chuck Berry,” this quote by John Lennon speaks for itself. He is one of the most influential performers of this genre, the author of the song Johnny B. Good, the most predominant song in music history.
Chuck Berry, the legend of rock and roll
ChildhoodThe great American singer and composer Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. His full name is Charles Edward Anderson Berry. Berry grew up in a large Negro family, a huge place in the life of which was occupied by religion. The boy's father was a deacon in a Baptist church, and his mother headed a local school.
Chuck Berry in childhood and adolescence
Chuck Berry: a rare baby photo
In 1944, Chuck Berry went to prison for armed robbery
Young Chuck Berry with his wife
Berry was 26 years old when he first appeared on the stage as a singer and guitarist. A group of three people played Chicago blues by Muddy Waters, blues from Western America, and Caribbean motifs. Chuck Berry added to the repertoire of ballads with country motifs. Each style he performed in his own way, trying to surprise, catch the audience.
Chuck Berry and the Blues Icons: Bo Diddley, Little Richard and Willie Dickson
After that, he increasingly began to think about quitting work at the plant and fully devote himself to music. Realizing that you will not be satisfied with some concerts, Chuck began to look for ways out for musicians who could help him to record his debut album.
Muddy Waters advised him to contact Leonard Cheess, the owner of blues label. He was interested in a promising performer and invited Chuck to bring something for trial.Of the four compositions presented to the court, Chess singled out one - “Maybelline”, in which country and blues were successfully combined. May 21, 1955 saw the light of the same name single, quickly sold out a million copies.
Chuck Berry - Maybellene (live 1958)
In 29 years, Chuck Berry has become a world star
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (live 1958)
Subsequently, the same Johnny appeared in the songs "Bye Bye Johnny", "Go Go Go", "Johnny B. Blues".One of the "concert" musician was called "Concerto in B. Goode". Covering "Johnny B. Good" was not considered shameful even for venerable performers like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Bee King, Elton John and Buddy Holly.
Chuck Berry and John Lennon - Jonhhy B.