Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today is the Birthday of Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry turns 85 today.

Chuck Berry is still playing club dates, despite the fact that he is now 85 years old.  This man inspired the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones.  Buddy Holly covered him.  Still he holds down a monthly gig at Blueberry Hill in his native St. Louis.  You can get your tickets here.

If you're a fan of rock and roll music, you probably have a favorite Chuck Berry song.  Here are a few of mine.

1. "Almost Grown," by Chuck Berry

2. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," by Wanda Jackson

3. "Beautiful Delilah," performed by the Kinks.

Source Cited
"Chuck Berry." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 18 Oct. 2011.

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