Charles Edward Anderson Berry (St. Louis, Missouri, 18 October 1926), known as Chuck Berry, is an American guitarist, singer and composer. Berry was one of the first members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986). In 1982, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Johnnie Johnson , the band had Sir Johns Trio, and invited Chuck Berry in 1952 from playing as a replacement for the sick saxophonist. Berry took over the leadership of the band quickly. He composed his songs in collaboration with Johnson (who would play 20 years on his songs), and had them register with "Chuck Berry" as the only composer/writer.
More than 30 of his recordings got in the top-10 and they are still covered by bands all over the world.
Johnny b. Goode was recorded with two texts: ' colored boy ' was ' country boy ' (' colored ' you could not sell, knew Leonard Chess). The entire song Brown Eyed Handsome Man is an ode to the proud, black man in the US. In a single verse he explains: the Venus de Milo lost her arms in a fight for a brown-eyed handsome man to conquer (read: black)-and they won.
The songs by Chuck Berry, the traditional blues-built dimensional, namely 12 sizes, also called called blues schedule .
If you used as raw A-agreement agreement, it is this:
The deviating of Berry's songs was that he plays in the 10th, but size is not the 4th staircase that he continues to "hang" in the 5th flight of stairs.
|A = I||D = IV||E = V|
Again with the A-agreement as a base, it looks like this:
Thus the "bluesy" (little whiny) ballot and gets a livelier character, rock and roll. Another find is "his" guitar intro. The characteristic intro of many of his rockers is a typical opmaatje pianistisch.
In addition to the pure R & R took Chuck warm, slow blues numbers on, but that no commercial singles were and no hits.
The song "Johnny b. Goode" is for and on Johnnie Johnson written.
Chuck made appearances on comic way to liven up use of so-called Hillbilly-tunes. Because of this, he was considered by some to be a country singer. He also knew in this way to draw audiences to its shows blank.That was in the early 1950s a performance, due to the racial segregation in the United States.
His famous duck walk arose during such a comical Hillbilly-number.
Berry had a great influence on other musicians, such as on the Rolling Stones and John Lennon, whose song "Come Together" would be even plagiarized by Berry's "You Can't Catch Me". Angus Young of AC/DC, also says influenced by Chuck Berry, and also has his duck walk single file or used as one of its gimmicks. AC/DC has on the album T.n.t.. the number of School days Chuck Berry lyrics again. A tribute to Chuck Berry and his music is done by Steppenwolf in the song Berry Rides Again, in which the guitar and the piano aptly the characteristic sound of Berry's guitar and Johnson's piano heard and all hits passing by.Chuck Berry had to mention The Beach Boys as the author of their hit Surfin' USA because the song heavily on Sweet little sixteen seemed.
Elvis Presley has regularly over the years Chuck Berry songs inserted and used in his live acts, namely: Brown-eyed Handsome Man, Memphis, Tennessee, Too Much Monkey Business, Promised Land, Maybellene,Johnny b. Goode, Rock and Roll Music and School Days. This Berry very appreciated.Chuck Berry in 1958
Many of Chucks hits are quoted in rock and roll history and served as a springboard for many have become famous artists:
- "Maybellene (covered by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Simon and Garfunkel),
- "Johnny b. Goode"(Berry's most famous hit: taken away by Voyager as a work of art and covered by, among others, AC/DC, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Stray Cats, Elvis Presley, Prince , Status Quo, Sex Pistols, Grateful Dead and Peter Tosh)
- "Rock and Roll Music"(covered by The Beach Boys , among others, and one of the first recordings by The Beatles),
- "Sweet Little Sixteen"(later covered by The Beach Boys with different lyrics and become famous as the Surfin' USA),
- "Roll Over Beethoven"(later covered by The Beatles, ELO, The Rolling Stones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Status Quo),
- "Carol"(covered by The Rolling Stones among others and Status Quo),
- "Little Queenie"(ditto The Rolling Stones and by Jerry Lee Lewis),
- "School Days"(covered by among others AC/DC, The Beach Boys and even came for in The Simpsons),
- "Let It Rock",
- "No Particular Place To Go"(early 60 's by the Cocktail Trio covered with"the world only of us"),
- "Too Much Monkey Business"(covered by among others The Beatles, The Kinks and Elvis Presley),
- "Brown-eyed Handsome Man"(covered by among others Buddy Holly and Paul McCartney),
- "Back in the USA"( The Beatles Back in The USSR),
- "Memphis, Tennessee"(covered by among others The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dave Berry, Elvis Presley) and Johnny Rivers),
- "Reelin' and Rockin'"(later covered by among others The Dave Clark Five),
- "You Never Can Tell"(among others covered by Emmylou Harris and was used in the film Pulp Fiction),
- "Promised Land"(covered by Elvis Presley among others),
- "Confessing the Blues"(covered by The Rolling Stones among others),
- "Merry Christmas, Baby",
- "The Things That I Used to Do",
- "My Ding-a-Ling"(his only number one hit in the US),
- "Bye Bye Johnny"(covered by Status Quo among others that the number used for years to close the concerts, and The Rolling Stones).
- Rock, Rock, Rock (with "The Moonglows" and "The Flamingos") (1956)
- After School Session (1957)
- One Dozen Berrys (1958)
- Chuck Berry Is on Top (1959)
- Rockin' at the Hops (1960)
- New Juke-Box Hits (1961)
- Chuck Berry Twist (1962)
- Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits (1964)
- Two Great Guitars (with Bo Diddley) (1964)
- St. Louis to Liverpool (1964)
- Chuck Berry in London (1965)
- Fresh Berry's (1965)
- Chuck Berry's Golden Hits (1967) (re-recording)
- In Memphis (1967)
- From St. Louie to Frisco (1968)
- Concerto In B. Goode (1969)
- Back Home (1970)
- San Francisco Dues (1971)
- The London Chuck Berry Sessions (1972)
- Bio (1973)
- Sweet Little Rock and Roller (1973)
- Wild Berrys (1974)
- Flashback (1974)
- Chuck Berry (1975)
- Rock It (1979)
- Alive and Rockin' (1981)
- "Retro Rock"-Chuck Berry-Broadcast Week (1982)
- Chuck Berry (1982)
- Chuck Berry on Stage (1963) (was in the studio audience sounds were recorded, later added)
- Live at the Fillmore Auditorium (1967) (bonus tracks were added on the reissue in 1994)
- The London Chuck Berry Sessions (1972) (side 2)
- Chuck Berry Live in Concert (1978)
- Chuck Berry Live (1981)
- Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival 1969 vol. II (1982)
- Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival 1969 vol. III (1982)
- Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
- Live! (2000)
- Live on Stage (2000)
- Chuck Berry-In Concert (2002)
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Time for Teenagers Top 10|
|You never can tell||1964||24-10-1964||9||2|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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|Johnny B. Goode||714||786||650||914||839||760||914||1167||876||894||862||905||719||904||763|
|No particular place to go||-||-||1399||1714||-||1933||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Roll over Beethoven||1462||1467||1672||1468||1462||1525||1870||-||1748||1880||-||-||1929||-||-|