Two months after Chuck Berry's death, the rock legend's first-ever music video – for "Big Boys," a track off his final album 'Chuck' – has arrived.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry's one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock 'n' roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city.
Keith Richards posted a heartfelt note about his late mentor and icon Chuck Berry, in which he wrote "he brought joy to us; the feeling for a fifteen year old guitar player that there was more to life than seemed possible."
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Family, friends and fans paid their final respects to the rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry on Sunday, celebrating the life and career of a man who inspired countless guitarists and bands.
The late, great Chuck Berry has been receiving tributes right and left following his passing on March 18, but Sunday night (April 2) proved to deliver a particularly interesting couplet of recognition for the rock ‘n’ roll icon.
Before his death, Chuck Berry finished recording 'Chuck,' his first album in 38 years. A detailed look at the rock pioneer's final album.
Rock icon Chuck Berry's family released a statement on Monday morning (March 20) revealing that the details of the guitarist's final album will be released this week. "Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction," they wrote.
On Saturday, the final day of South by Southwest, the news of rock ‘n’ roll innovator Chuck Berry’s death at age 90 rocked Austin, Texas. Soon the man’s music was pouring out of PA systems across town, from the Sidewinder club in the Red River District to the vintage-vinyl blues store Antone’s Records. And with a good number of the festival’s 1,700-plus gigging artists owing a massive debt to the legend, it was inevitable and fitting that Berry tributes would pop up all over the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
Chuck Berry's influence can be illustrated by the range of bands who covered him, from the Beatles and the Stones to Wanda Jackson to Motörhead and Judas Priest.
Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry performs at Madison Square Garden in 1971. While there are very few instances where one person might be credited for spawning an entire genre of music, Chuck Berry and rock ’n’ roll are about as close as these things ever get. In that great big, unimaginable Rock ’N’ Roll Family Tree that would be impossible for famed U.K. rock chronicler Pete Frame to draw without an infinite supply of pen, paper, and hands, you can just imagine Berry — who died Saturday at age 90 — at the very top, with downward tributaries leading to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys, among many others.
The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry upon hearing the news of his death.
The question of who exactly invented rock and roll may never ever be conclusively decided. Berry’s onstage showmanship, guitar-playing, song arrangements, and lyrics were hugely influential on artists such as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys.