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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), 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.
January 2, 2011
Chuck Berry had to cut short his performance in Chicago after collapsing on stage, it has been reported. The rock n roll legend, whose hits include 'Johnny B Goode' and 'Roll Over Beethoven', was unable to continue his gig on Saturday (January 1) at the Chicago Congress Theater after collapsing on stage, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Read more
November 19, 2009
Chuck Berry has postponed his entire UK tour until March 2010. The 83-year-old blues legend was due to play a lengthy jaunt around the UK starting in Liverpool on Saturday (November 21). Read more
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