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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry born Oct 18, 1926 is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" , "Roll Over Beethoven" , "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock…

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In Focus: Chuck Berry records Maybellene, A Look Back

Guitarists Eric Clapton Chuck Berry and Keith Richards at Chuck Berry's Los Angeles home during the filming of Taylor Hackford's documentary 'Hail Hail Rock n Roll' 1986

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Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Portraits of John Lennon, Ramones, and Tina Turner

Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Portraits of John Lennon, Ramones, and Tina…

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Chuck Berry: Electric Shakespeare

If you want to play rock 'n' roll, better learn how to play Chuck Berry riffs.

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