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About Chuck Berry

Of all the early rock & roll artists, none was more important than Chuck Berry. He was its greatest songwriter, one of its greatest guitarists, and one of its greatest performers. Quite simply, without him there would be no Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, nor myriad others. There would be no standard "Chuck Berry guitar intro," the instrument's clarion call to get the joint rockin' in any setting. The clippety-clop rhythms of rockabilly would not have been mainstreamed into the standard 4/4 rock & roll beat. There would be no obsessive wordplay by modern-day tunesmiths; in fact, the whole history of rock & roll songwriting would have been poorer without him.

HOMETOWN
St. Louis, MO
GENRE
Rock
BORN
Oct 18, 1926

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