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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
***Black History Month Sale*** Premium vinyl, coffee table books, and exclusive bundles are 25% off until February 28. Use code: CBHISTORY at checkout: http://bit.ly/ChuckBHM
Jan 24, 2019
Something wonderful has happened! Gibson Brands has announced the Chuck Berry signature series ES-350T today at the winter NAMM show January 23rd, 2019. Accurate to the finest detail, we the Berry family are very pleased with the high quality construction, materials and playability of this fantastic instrument. Another step in Berry family’s goal of keeping the music and legacy alive.
Charles E. Berry Jr. (myself) & Charles E. Berry III (my son) played the guitar live on the Gibson artist stage this evening and it has our stamps of approval. Further details to come.
This is what dreams are made of...
Jan 23, 2019
We have been on a mission for some time now. The mission is almost at its end. What follows once completed can be thought of in the following quotes...
From the movie 2001: a space Odyssey
HAL 9000 : "I can feel it, I can feel it"
From the movie 2010: The year we made contact
HAL 9000 : "What's going to happen Dave?"
Dave : "Something Wonderful"
Many will understand this much better in the coming days. The world will be a better place for it.
It's what dreams are made of...
Nov 21, 2018
Just announced! New exhibit at The Met "Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" coming in 2019 will feature items from Chuck Berry and many other artists. 🎸🎙️
Nov 19, 2018
Little known Chuck Berry fact. My dad has a twitter account! With 2+ million people following all things Chuck Berry here on Facebook, we have not devoted much effort in the twitter space. It's another place we will share information about my fathers music.
Thanks uDiscover for the great quotes to celebrate the birthday of the father of rock & roll!
Oct 18, 2018
A Happy Birthday to the coolest dad that ever lived, I only wish I could still shake is hand and tell him...
Oct 01, 2018
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
Sep 13, 2018
This will be a great weekend in Columbia!
Jul 02, 2018
Nile Rodgers is a fantastic choice for the songwriter community! (And a great interview here as well.)
Jun 11, 2018
My father's final album "Chuck" has been nominated for 2 two independent record label awards.
Album of the year
Best Blues LP
The nominations alone are a great honor in themselves. The ceremonies are next week in New York.
Mar 28, 2018
Great book written by one of my fathers closets friends. James Jimmy Marsala has pulled all the stops in his documenting of one of the wildest experiences as the band leader of "The Chuck Berry Act". Forty plus years of adventures documented in intimate detail will be at your fingertips.
Jimmy will be doing a book signing live and in person April 11th, 2018 at the world famous Blueberry Hill in the University City Loop. The attendees will be treated to a live set by members of my dad's band and special guests. A fun time will be had by all. Come on out and get a piece of Rock and Roll history.
Mar 15, 2018
Darlin' by Chuck Berry
Feb 28, 2018
No Money Down first appeared on Billboard's "Most Played" chart 62 years ago this week. That de Ville is still rolling!
Go ahead on Hagen. Use all the speed you got! #TeamUSA
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