Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

by Wayne L. Wilson

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Overview

Early in his career, Chuck Berry performed a country song at a blues nightclub. He heard patrons whisper, "Who's that black hillbilly?" They laughed a few times, but soon requested more of that "hillbilly stuff." Before long, millions of people were dancing to Berry's music. He uniquely mixed blues, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, and jazz. People couldn't get enough of his pop stew. With his innovative guitar riffs and dynamic showmanship Chuck Berry produced groundbreaking songs such as "Maybellene," "Johnny B. Goode," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Roll Over, Beethoven." This hall of fame singer, songwriter, and guitarist spoke about fast cars, romance, dancing, and good times. The songs became anthems to American youth and popular culture. Berry laid the groundwork for the sound and posture of rock music. He influenced generations of musicians and was called the "Father of Rock and Roll."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624694080
Publisher: Purple Toad Pub Inc
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Righteous Rockers
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Musical Roots 4

The Victor Phonograph 9

Chapter 2 The Troublemaker 10

Sumner High School 17

Chapter 3 Marriage, Family, & Hillbilly Music 18

Annie Turnbo Malone 24

Chapter 4 The Eternal Teenager 26

Chess Records 33

Chapter 5 The Father of Rock and Roll 34

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 40

Chronology 41

Chapter Notes 43

Further Reading 45

Books 45

Works Consulted 45

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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