Berry, Charles Edward Anderson

Born: Oct 18, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 88 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.



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