Charles Edward Anderson Berry October 18, — March 18, 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 " , " Roll Over Beethoven " , " Rock and Roll Music " and " Johnny B. Goode " Born into a middle-class African-American family in St.
Who Was Chuck Berry?
Nats Jon: Chuck berry was one of the architect of rock and roll In a song like Jony B. The teenager was being invented in the 50s and chuck berry helped invent it. So, Berry understood what kinds wanted in a way before they did, he helped create the whole attitude of the American teenager. Nats Jon: Roll over Beethoven was one of his early songs and you can just imagine a kid, a rock n roller, thinking, why am I listening to Beethoven, why are my teachers making me listen to Tchaikovsky?
Chuck Berry's Rock ’n’ Roll Legacy
Louis, Missouri , U. Raised in a working-class African American neighbourhood on the north side of the highly segregated city of St. Berry was still attending high school when he was sent to a Missouri prison for young offenders to serve three years for armed robbery. After his release and return to St. Louis, he worked at an auto plant, studied hairdressing, and played music in small nightclubs. Berry traveled to Chicago in search of a recording contract, and Muddy Waters directed him to the Chess brothers. Berry is undeniably one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music. In helping to create rock and roll from the crucible of rhythm and blues , he combined clever lyrics, distinctive guitar sounds, boogie-woogie rhythms, precise diction , an astounding stage show, and musical devices characteristic of country-western music and the blues in his many best-selling single records and albums. A distinctive if not technically dazzling guitarist, Berry used electronic effects to replicate the ringing sounds of bottleneck blues guitarists in his recordings.