Chuck Berry

1926 - 2017

Chuck Berry

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.Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chuck Berry has received more than 8,105,115 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular musician.

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  • 8.1M

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  • 72.42

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  • 74

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  • 7.01

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  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chuck Berry ranks 23 out of 2,258Before him are George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Clara Schumann, Brian May, Naruhito, and Mark Knopfler. After him are B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Władysław Szpilman, Cat Stevens, Miles Davis, and Giuseppe Tartini.

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Among people born in 1926, Chuck Berry ranks 7Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Ingvar Kamprad, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Sathya Sai Baba, Leslie Nielsen, Beji Caid Essebsi, Miles Davis, Jiang Zemin, and Dario Fo. Among people deceased in 2017, Chuck Berry ranks 4Before him are Charles Manson, Helmut Kohl, and Roger Moore. After him are David Rockefeller, Zygmunt Bauman, Gene Cernan, Stanislav Petrov, Michael I of Romania, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, and Jalal Talabani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 139 out of 12,171Before him are James Watson (1928), Henry Fonda (1905), Coen brothers (null), Tupac Shakur (1971), Paul Newman (1925), and Jane Fonda (1937). After him are John Wayne (1907), J. D. Salinger (1919), Buzz Aldrin (1930), George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), and Thomas Kuhn (1922).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), Bob Dylan (1941), Madonna (1958), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Louis Armstrong (1901), and Ray Charles (1930). After him are B.B. King (1925), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Brian Wilson (1942), and Scatman John (1942).