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Chuck Berry

Singer, Guitarist (18-Oct-1926 — 18-Mar-2017)


Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry: The Autobiography. Faber. 1989. 346pp.

John Collis. Chuck Berry: The Biography. Aurum. 2002. 256pp.

Howard A. DeWitt; Morten Reff. Chuck Berry, Rock 'n' Roll Music. Pierian Press. 1985. 291pp.

Bruce Pegg. Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry: An Unauthorized Biography. Routledge. 2002. 318pp.

Krista Reese. Chuck Berry: Mr. Rock N'Roll. Proteus Books. 1982. 128pp.


  1. Chuck Berry Goddamn!
    Sixty years ago, he invented rock 'n' roll. After that, he was cheated, arrested, and imprisoned. He all but vanished. He still plays, though. Even records new material. Just not for us.
    by Luke Dittrich. Esquire, 18-Dec-2011.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. New York Times Obituary [link]

  7. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.69)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.69)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.147)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.96)

  11. International Who's Who in Music: Popular Music (p.50)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.60)

  13. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.50-52)

  14. DK Encyclopedia of Rock Stars (pp.91-93)

  15. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.94)

  16. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.146)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.51)

  18. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.56)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.234-36)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.24)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.321)

  22. American Songwriters (pp.45-48)

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