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|Birth name||Charles Edward Berry|
|Born||October 18, 1926
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
|Genres||Rock and roll|
|Years active||1951 - present|
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the original rock and roll musicians who, along with others, helped make rock and roll popular. In 1955 he met Muddy Waters who told him of a record company that would release his first song. In 1957 he joined the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and other popular musicians on a tour around the United States. Over the next few years he became more and more popular and had many popular songs on the radio. He has influenced a lot of rock and pop musicians who came after him. Chuck Berry has influenced many music artists, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan.
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- M. Campbell, ed., Popular Music in America: And the Beat Goes on (Cengage Learning, 3rd edn., 2008), pp. 168-9.
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