- Name: Chuck Berry
- Age at Death: 90 years old
- Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
- Occupation: Musician
- Net Worth: US $10 Million
- Status: Deceased
Chuck Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music and his contribution to rhythm and blues helped made rock and roll more distinctive. Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry, was a contractor and deacon, and his mother, Martha, was a school principal. He had five siblings, Henry, Thelma, Lucy, Paul and Martha. Berry attended Sumner High School in St. Louis. He was arrested and sent to prison in 1944 for armed robbery. He was released on his 21st birthday in 1947.
Berry worked at an automobile plant prior to his success as a musician. He started out playing music while attending high school. He also took guitar lessons with local jazz musician, Ira Harris. Berry’s early influence included the legendary blues guitarist, T-Bone Walker. By 1953 he was performing with the Johnnie Johnson and the Sir John’s Trio. The group was known for playing blues and ballads but Berry was able to introduce a little country into the mix. They performed in several venues most notably the Cosmopolitan nightclub in East St. Louis.
Berry signed with Chess records and released the single “Maybellene” in July 1955. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard’s Rhythm and Blues chart and sold over a million copies. Berry followed up with the hit singles “Roll Over, Beethoven”, and “Too Much Monkey Business”. His debut studio album, After School Session, was released in May 1957. Other early album releases include One Dozen Berrys (1958), Rockin’ at the Hops (1960), and New Juke Box Hits (1961). Berry was convicted under the Mann Act in 1961. He served 20 months in jail before being released in October 1963. Berry continued his music career with songs like “Nadine”, “You Can Never Tell” and “Promised Land”. His last studio album, Rock It, was released in 1979 by Atco Records.
Chuck Berry died on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. He died of natural causes. He was found unresponsive at his home in Missouri. Berry was 6ft 2in tall and he had a net worth of $10 million. He married ‘Themetta Suggs’ in 1948 and they had four children, Darlin Ingrid, Aloha Isa Lei, Charles Jr. and Melody Exes. Berry had been in the music business for well over 60 years. He was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Chuck Berry Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Charles Edward Anderson Berry
- Birthday: October 18, 1926
- Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
- Occupation: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
- Years Active: 1953-2017
- Net Worth & Salary: US $10 million
- Marriage(s): Themetta “Toddy” Suggs
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: March 18, 2017
- Cause of Death: Natural Causes
- Place of Death: St. Charles County, Missouri, U.S.
- Official Site: chuckberry.com