31 March 2017

Posthumous Praise: Chuck Berry

Hello peeps! I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Our guest for today has recently joined this club. I would like to introduce one of the pioneers of Rock n' Roll: Chuck Berry.

Source: Billboard

The great Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri where he was exposed early to music at school and church. He ran into trouble in his teenage years, but he made it through. He began to make music in the '50s. He had numerous hits, such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "My Ding-a-ling". Berry's sound was unique with its blend of different genres in one act. Berry is known as the "father of Rock n' Roll" with his song "Maybellene" being labelled by music  as the first official song of Rock n' Roll. To find out more about Chuck Berry go here. To try and catch any of Berry's songs, tune in here or 91.7FM to listen. Below is Chuck Berry's "Maybellene".