Chuck Berry

1926 - 2017

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Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist 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). 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 black family in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chuck Berry has received more than 9,780,938 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Chuck Berry is the 22nd most popular musician, the 179th most popular biography from United States (down from 139th in 2019) and the 7th 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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  • 76

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  • 4.78

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Among musicians, Chuck Berry ranks 22 out of 2,675Before him are Elton John, Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, Ray Charles, Brian May, and Cat Stevens. After him are Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, and Władysław Szpilman.

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Among people born in 1926, Chuck Berry ranks 9Before him are Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ingvar Kamprad, Jiang Zemin, and Leslie Nielsen. After him are Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Miles Davis, René Goscinny, and Klaus Kinski. Among people deceased in 2017, Chuck Berry ranks 6Before him are Charles Manson, Roger Moore, David Rockefeller, Helmut Kohl, and Gene Cernan. After him are Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, and Jeanne Moreau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 179 out of 15,968Before him are Peter Falk (1927), Robert Wadlow (1918), John B. Watson (1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Gene Cernan (1934), and Patti Smith (1946). After him are Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Billy the Kid (1859), Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), and Charlton Heston (1923).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), Louis Armstrong (1901), Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), and Ray Charles (1930). After him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), and Bruce Springsteen (1949).