This Chuck Berry Art portrait is a tribute to a man who made a difference; A symbol of rock and roll and the influence of African art in Western society.
Recognition from across the planet has been paid to the “hero of rock and roll”, famous for his single-hits Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen.
Berry, the man referred to as creating the scenario for rock and roll, had celebrated his 90th birthday in October with the statement that he was releasing his first record since 1979.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age.
“Those days, no one would imagine that Chuck Berry Art would one day be sought after.”
Berry declared on The Tonight Show he was influenced primarily by 1940s swing artist Louis Jordan. The central guy was Louis Jordan. I craved to sing like Nat Cole, with the swing of Bennie Goodman with lyrics like Louis Jordan.
His opportunity came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he talked to Leonard Chess, of Chess Records, where he recorded “Maybellene”, reaching number one on Billboard magazine’s Rhythm and Blues table.
At the end of the 1950s, Berry was an undeniable star with several hit records and film appearances and a lucrative touring career.
All Chuck Barry Art is transmitted a lot of power.
Berry was amongst the first performers to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was praised for having generated the foundation for not only a rock and roll vibration but a rock and roll attitude.
Berry is mentioned in several of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Greatest of all time” polls; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 listing of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
I had enjoyed Chuck Berry’s music for years, but it was in 1985, when I saw Michael J. Fox’s “impersonation” of the icon, that I got really interested about the history of the man.
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