Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode", 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.
Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio.

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Johnny B GoodeRockabilly & Twist2:38
No Particular Place to GoThis Is Rock 'n Roll2:40
Roll Over BeethovenLoud & Proud Vol. 1 - Chuck Berry2:37
Thirty DaysChuck Berry's Golden Hits2:10
Long Fast Jam (Instrumental - Previously Unreleased)Johnny B. Goode: His Complete `50s Chess Recordings11:32
Sweet Little SixteenGreatest American Hits of The 50's Vol.33:03
In GoWelcome to The Blues (75 Unforgettable Blues)2:26
Johnny B. Goode2 O' Clock Rock4:40
Roll Over Beethoven (Single Version)His Best, Volume 12:23
That's My DesireJohnny B. Goode: His Complete `50s Chess Recordings2:17
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