(Louis Jordan, Bob Wills, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Nat King Cole, Charlie Christian, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner.) - Possibly all these great stars but predo…minantly Nat 'King' Cole and Muddy Waters. (MORE)
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He was born in 1926 and his birthday in October 18th. He's still performing the world over and has a regular monthly show in Saint Louis at Bar / Restaurant by the name Bluebe…rry Hill. Check out his website chuckberry.com. (MORE)
No, they are not related. Marvin Berry was a fictional character in "Back to the Future." There is also a satirical (joke) story on the Onion website that Chuck Berry had …a cousin named Marvin who was a musician, but there is no evidence of it. (MORE)
Chuck Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.October 18, 1926: Charles ("Chuck") Edward Anderson Berry was born …in St. Louis, MissouriDecember 31, 1952: Needing a replacement for an ailing saxophonist for a New Year's Eve show, pianist/bandleader Johnnie Johnson calls a guitar-playing acquaintance named Chuck Berry1955: Chess releases Berry's "Maybelline" and Bo Diddley's "Bo Diddley" Diddley's single is released on Chess Record's subsidiary label, CheckerMay 1, 1955: Berry signs with Chess Records, landing a contract on the strength of his songwritingMay 21, 1955: Berry records "Maybellene" - an uptempo rewrite of the country-flavored "Ida Red"; the first of Berry's many hits for Chess Records1955: Berry hits #2 on the R&B chart with the Chess single "Thirty Days"August 1, 1955: "Maybellene" reaches #5 on Billboard's Best Sellers chart and tops the R&B chart for eleven weeksJune 30, 1956: Berry hits #2 on the R&B chart and #29 on the pop chart with the Chess single "Roll Over Beethoven"January 21, 1957: Berry records "School Days" on Chess RecordsMay 1, 1957: Berry's first LP, After School Session, is releasedMay 13, 1957: Berry hits #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with "School Day" and #6 on the R&B chart and #8 (12/23) on the pop chart with "Rock and Roll Music." Both singles are released on Chess RecordsSeptember - November, 1957: Berry tours with the "Biggest Show of Stars for '57," sharing stages with Buddy Holly, the Drifters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, the Everly Brothers, Clyde McPhatter and moreFebruary 24, 1958: Berry's biggest hit of the rock & roll era, "Sweet Little Sixteen," is released. It reaches #2 on Billboard's pop chart (held back from the top position by the Champs' "Tequila") and #1 on the R&B chartMarch 17, 1958: Berry hits #1 on the R&B chart and #2 on the pop chart with "Sweet Little Sixteen" and #2 on the R&B chart and #8 (6/09) on the pop chart with "Johnny B. Goode"June 14, 1958: The rock and roll classic "Johnny B. Goode," written by Berry about pianist/sidekick Johnnie Johnson, makes the Top Ten1959: Berry hits #3 on the R&B chart and #32 (5/04) on the pop chart with the Chess single "Almost Grown"May 31, 1961: Berryland Amusement Park opens outside St. LouisOctober 24, 1964: 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 (The concert, held in Santa Monica, California, is released the next year as a feature film)October 28-29, 1964: The concert film The TAMI Show is recorded in Santa Monica, CAJune 1, 1966: Berry leaves Chess for Mercury RecordsMay 1, 1972: The London Chuck Berry Sessions was released (It became Berry's best-selling album, reaching #8 on the Billboard chart and earning gold-record status)October 21, 1972: Berry's only #1 hit, the novelty song "My Ding-a-Ling," reaches the top of the charts (originally recorded as "My Tambourine" back in 1958)1973: After 30 years, pianist Johnnie Johnson leaves Berry's bandMarch 1, 1978: Berry plays himself in American Hot Wax, a film biography of seminal rock and roll deejay Alan FreedJune 1, 1979: Berry performs at the White House at the request of President Jimmy CarterFebruary 26, 1985: Berry is given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards (cited as "one of the most influential and creative innovators in the history of American popular music")January 23, 1986: Berry is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the first induction dinnerOctober 8, 1987: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, a movie documentary and concert tribute to Berry, with Keith Richards as musical director, debutedSeptember 2, 1995: Backed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Berry performs "Johnny B. Goode" and "Rock and Roll Music" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (MORE)