Charles Edward Anderson Berry

BY: Lauren Carpenter

Who is Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry

Chuck Berry was one of the most popular and influential performers of blues and rock 'n' roll music during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.He is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His nickname is " Father of Rock 'n' Roll".

His Childhood

He is the fourth of six children. Martha Berry his mom was one of the few black women to have a collage education. His dad Henry Berry was a very successful carpenter. He grew up in the northern St. Louis Area. Chuck and two of his friends dropped out of high school.

When was Chuck Berrry Born?

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was born October 18, 1926. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. When he was born St. Louis was a high segregated area.

Chuck Berry - Roll over Beethoven 1972 live

How is he doing now?

He now lives in Wentzville, Missouri. He is still performing at age 87. He said that he does not plan to stop performing fro a long time.

Chuck Berry's Carrer

HIs first song recorded was " Maybelline". His only number 1 hit single was "My Ding-a-ling". Keith Richards inducted Chuck Berry into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame held in New York.