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Berry, Charles Edward Anderson

Born: 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Guitarist, Musicians, Singer, Songwriter

1926 – Born on the 18th of October in St. Louis, Missouri.

1948 – Married Themetta Suggs and they have four children.

1955 – He met Muddy Waters who suggested the Leonard Chess of Chess Records.

         – Signed to a recording contract to Leonard Chess of Chess Records.

         – Released a unique version of the traditional fiddle tune "Ida Red" under the title "Maybellene".

1956 – Appeared in rock ‘n’ roll movie Rock Rock Rock and he is shown singing "You Can’t Catch Me".

1959 – Starred in film Go, Johnny, Go! along with Alan Freed.

1964 – right in the midst of the british invasion he has 3 big radio hits, with songs like, "You Never Can Tell", "Nadin", and "No Particular Place To Go", he would not have another big hit song until 8 years later.

1965 – Berry left Chess Records, moving to the Mercury label.

1970-1975 – He returned to Chess.

1979 – Berry released Rockit for Atco Records.

1984 – Grammy Lifetime Achievement.

1986 – Awarded Songwriters Hall of Fame.

         – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1987 – Hollywood Walk of Fame 1777 N. Vine Street (recordings, 1987)

2000 – Received Kennedy Center Honor.