Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Chuck Berry remains an influential figure and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music who first began performing in 1953. Cub Koda wrote, "Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry. He is its greatest songwriter Read more on Last.fm
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Feb 02, 2018
"Way back in the 50’s, we gathered around the Silvertone hifi to listen to Charles’ first record - and first hit - Maybellene. We'll never forget those rock 'n' roll riffs buzzing out of the living room speakers for the very first time. Thank you, Gary Clark Jr, Jon Batiste, and the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs for reminding the world that Chuck Berry's music is timeless and will live on in your talents." - Themetta Berry and the entire Berry family #HailHailRocknRoll #tbt #papa (photo published in Sepia Magazine, 1958)
Jan 29, 2018
Did you catch Gary Clark Jr and Jon Batiste's tribute to Chuck Berry at the 2018 Recording Academy / GRAMMYs? See them play an unforgettable version of "Maybellene" below.
From today until December 28th you can purchase the digital version of 'CHUCK' for just $5 on Amazon Music. Check it out here:
Nov 18, 2017
40 years ago, the NASA Voyager launched, taking “Johnny B. Goode” to space. Celebrate that day by watching the 60 Minutes special Sunday 11/19. Also grab a ‘Send More Chuck Berry’ shirt, calling back to 1978 when SNL imagined aliens found the Golden Record.
Use code: VOYAGER for 10% off of the t-shirt.
Nov 17, 2017
You can now pre-order the new Great Twenty-Eight: Super Deluxe Edition on uDiscover. Only 500 units and on special Chess blue vinyl.
Includes ‘Oh Yeah!: Live in Detroit’ for the first time on vinyl.
Order it here: https://lnk.to/Great28SDE
Nov 02, 2017
The digital 'CHUCK' album is just $5 on Amazon Music until the 9th. Be sure to check it out here: amzn.to/2z7aaIF
Oct 26, 2017
In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on music lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite live moments in music…and Chuck Berry fans answered that call!
Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen was just released. It features Chuck Berry, and offers a glimpse of rock and roll as it has never been seen before. Read more about the book here: bit.ly/smithsonianrockandroll
Oct 18, 2017
Today would have been Chuck's 91st birthday. We honor him today by sharing some never-before-seen footage of the making of his album 'CHUCK', featuring his son and grandson, Charles Berry Jr. and Charles Berry III, recording "Lady B. Goode".
Thank you for everything Chuck. We all miss you.
Oct 07, 2017
A photo of the participants in the Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry celebration at LouFest Music Festival and a note from the Berry family:
Loufest 2017 was a blast! We had a great time, especially watching the “Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry” tribute and hearing Chuck Berry songs ring out across Forest Park.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the great performers, musicians, festival organizers and volunteers and especially the great fans of St. Louis for such a fantastic event.
We look forward to the Loufest 2018 celebration!
- Themetta Berry and the entire Berry family.
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In 1977, the Voyager Gold Record (containing Chuck Berry’s hit “Johnny B. Goode” was launched into space. In 1978, Saturday Night Live aired the "Next Week In Review" skit that had the psychic Cocuwa (played by Steve Martin) report the discovery of this record by these extraterrestrials. Their response? "Send More Chuck Berry.”
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager and the Golden Record, we are proud to offer this new shirt and ultimate vinyl bundle. 40 years later, we all still need more Chuck Berry.
Sep 19, 2017
Check out the latest episode of Vinyl Emergency for a great interview with Charles Berry Jr!
Sep 12, 2017
Those that were in St. Louis, MO this weekend to attend LouFest got to see the remarkable tribute to Chuck on Saturday night. Check out this clip of Charles Berry Jr. introducing the band, which included some of Chuck’s family members.
Sep 06, 2017
Be sure to get the digital download of 'CHUCK' for just $5 at Amazon Music today!
Sep 01, 2017
Another stellar review of Dads most recent album. The author goes out of his way to point out this release spans the gamutof dads styles of playing and vocal capabilities. Bob Lohr (piano player of extraordinary abilities) gets big props for his New Orleans style playing. We certainly like it and my mother will be very happy to read such a wonderful tribute.
Aug 16, 2017
Listen to Charles Berry Jr. on World Cafe talk about growing up with the father of rock n' roll and working on 'CHUCK'.
Aug 14, 2017
Gary Clark Jr, who plays guitar on “Wonderful Woman” talked about what makes Chuck special. Watch the clip below.
Aug 07, 2017
Talk about having a great time! We were just trying to help keep the music alive. Nathaniel did a wonderful job as did my son and of course the fabulous Roots.
Enjoy it again...
Jul 28, 2017
Earlier this week American Songwriter Magazine published a fantastic piece on Chuck. Haven't read it yet? Check it out below.