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Chuck Berry

May 14th, 2012

Birth Name:
Charles Edward Anderson Berry

Born:
Chuck Berry

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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Chuck Berry

Biography

Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. He is its greatest songwriter, the main shaper of its instrumental voice, one of its greatest guitarists, and one of its greatest performers. Quite simply, without him there would be no Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, nor a myriad others. There would be no standard “Chuck Berry guitar intro,” the instrument's clarion call to get the joint rockin' in any setting. The clippety-clop rhythms of rockabilly would not have been mainstreamed into the now standard 4/4 rock & roll beat. There would be no obsessive wordplay by modern-day tunesmiths; in fact, the whole history (and artistic level) of rock & roll songwriting would have been much poorer without him. Like Brian Wilson said, he wrote “all of the great songs and came up with all the rock & roll beats.” Those who do not claim him as a seminal influence or profess a liking for his music and showmanship show their ignorance of rock's development as well as his place as the music's first great creator. Elvis may have fueled rock & roll's imagery, but Chuck Berry was its heartbeat and original mindset.

Top Albums

One Dozen Berrys / Chuck Berry Is On Top (Bonus Track Version), Chuck Berry
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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Johnny B. Goode 20th Century Masters – The .. 2:39 $0.99
2.
You Never Can Tell (1964 Single Vers.. Pulp Fiction (Music from th.. 2:41 $1.29
3.
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:41 $1.29
4.
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Is On Top 2:41 $0.99
5.
My Ding-A-Ling (Live) Chuck Berry: The Anthology 4:16 $1.29
6.
No Particular Place to Go Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:41 $1.29
7.
Roll over Beethoven Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:22 $1.29
8.
Route 66 Blues 2:45 $1.29
9.
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:39 $0.99
10.
School Days Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:40 $0.99
11.
Johnny B. Goode Definitive Collection (Sing.. 2:39 $0.99
12.
Maybellene His Best, Vol. 1 2:20 $1.29
13.
Maybellene 20th Century Masters – The .. 2:21 $1.29
14.
Rock and Roll Music (1958) Definitive Collection (Sing.. 2:31 $1.29
15.
Johnny B. Goode 20th Century Masters – The .. 2:41 $0.99
16.
Johnny B. Good Johnny B. Good 2:45 $1.29
17.
My Ding a Ling Johnny B. Good 4:38 $1.29
18.
No Particular Place to Go Definitive Collection (Sing.. 2:43 $1.29
19.
Rock 'n Roll Music Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:30 $1.29
20.
Sweet Little Sixteen 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:02 $1.29
21.
Maybelline Chuck Berry Is On Top 2:23 $1.29
22.
Run Rudolph Run Chess Box (Box Set) 2:44 $1.29
23.
Nadine Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:33 $1.29
24.
Maybellene Chuck Berry: The Anthology 2:19 $1.29
25.
You Never Can Tell You Never Can Tell – His Co.. 2:41 $1.29

Top Music Videos

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2. Little Queenie
My Ding A Ling, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
3. My Ding A Ling
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4. Reelin and Roc..
Maybellene (Toronto Peace Festival), Chuck Berry
5. Maybellene (To..
Hoochie Coochie Man (Toronto Peace Festival), Chuck Berry
6. Hoochie Coochi..
Hey Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
7. Hey Bo Diddley
I'm A Man, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
8. I'm A Man
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Who Do You Love?, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
10. Who Do You Lov..
School Days (Toronto Peace Festival), Chuck Berry
11. School Days (T..
I'm A Man, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
12. I'm A Man
Too Much Monkey Business (Toronto Peace Festival), Chuck Berry
13. Too Much Monke..
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
14. Bo Diddley
Sweet Little Sixteen (Toronto Peace Festival), Chuck Berry
15. Sweet Little S..
Gunslinger, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
16. Gunslinger
Bo Diddley Put the Rock In Rock 'N' Roll, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
17. Bo Diddley Put..
Destination, Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry
18. Destination


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