- Name: Chuck Berry
- Born: 10/18/1926
- Died: 03/18/2017 (90 years old)
- Occupation: Singer-songwriter
- Website: http://www.chuckberry.com
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Nicknamed the “Father of Rock and Roll”, Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive with songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958). 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.
Birth Name: Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Alias: Father of Rock N’ Roll
Genre: Rock and roll
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Death Place: Wentzville, Missouri, U.S.