Chuck Berry

1926 - 2017

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Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter who pioneered rock and roll. Nicknamed the "Father of Rock and Roll", he 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chuck Berry has received more than 12,754,573 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Chuck Berry is the 40th most popular musician (up from 54th in 2019), the 276th most popular biography from United States (up from 305th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Musician.

Chuck Berry is most famous for his guitar playing and for being one of the pioneers of rock and roll.

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  • 5.49

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Among musicians, Chuck Berry ranks 40 out of 3,175Before him are Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, Giuseppe Tartini, Sting, David Gilmour, and Brian Wilson. After him are André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, Ronnie James Dio, Syd Barrett, Miles Davis, and Martha Argerich.

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Among people born in 1926, Chuck Berry ranks 16Before him are Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Svetlana Alliluyeva, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, and Sathya Sai Baba. After him are Miles Davis, Jerry Lewis, Ben Roy Mottelson, Nuon Chea, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Hugh Hefner. Among people deceased in 2017, Chuck Berry ranks 13Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, and Raymond Kopa. After him are Zbigniew Brzezinski, Liliane Bettencourt, Jerry Lewis, Jeanne Moreau, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Mireille Darc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 276 out of 20,380Before him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Brian Wilson (1942), Robert Duvall (1931), Susan Sarandon (1946), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), and Gloria Stuart (1910). After him are Steve Wozniak (1950), Tony Curtis (1925), Colonel Sanders (1890), Orson Welles (1915), George Marshall (1880), and Gertrude Stein (1874).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 10Before him are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Frank Zappa (1940), and Brian Wilson (1942). After him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Cliff Burton (1962), and Duke Ellington (1899).