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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 11,315,081 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Chuck Berry is the 54th most popular musician (down from 22nd in 2019), the 305th most popular biography from United States (down from 179th in 2019) and the 14th 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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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chuck Berry ranks 54 out of 2,662Before him are Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Isaac Albéniz, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. After him are Jimmy Page, Victor Borge, Charlie Parker, Robert Johnson, Ritchie Blackmore, and Giorgio Moroder.

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Among people born in 1926, Chuck Berry ranks 17Before him are Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, and Thích Nhất Hạnh. After him are René Goscinny, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Hugh Hefner, Paul Bocuse, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and John Coltrane. Among people deceased in 2017, Chuck Berry ranks 13Before him are Gene Cernan, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, and Raymond Kopa. After him are Jalal Talabani, Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Mireille Darc, Manuel Noriega, and Johnny Hallyday.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 305 out of 18,182Before him are Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Audie Murphy (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Fred Astaire (1899), and Grover Cleveland (1837). After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Arthur Miller (1915), Warren G. Harding (1865), Jean Seberg (1938), Louise Glück (1943), and Emily Greene Balch (1867).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Chuck Berry ranks 14Before him are Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), and Bruce Springsteen (1949). After him are Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Chet Baker (1929), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), and Iggy Pop (1947).