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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry (singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born October 18, 1926, in St. Louis Missouri) As a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Chuck Berry has been one of the most influential artists in the history of rock music. From the world of rhythm-and-blues, the rock-and-roll sound was born, and Berry was its “founding father, the first important rocker to write, play, and sing his own songs (The Washington Post).” He blended the various styles of the different music he heard growing up-boogie-woogie, country, swing, big band, pop, and blues-and created the sound that has dominated popular music for five decades. He was one of rock’s first great lyricists and is known as the poet laureate of rock-and-roll.

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