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Chuck Berry was born 18th October 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri where he learned the guitar. After a period in jail for armed robbery at the age of eighteen, Berry began 
playing guitar in various St. Louis bar bands. However, it wasn't until 1951 that he actually recorded some of his composition ideas on a home tape recorder. He then joined Johnnie Johnson (piano) and Ebby Hardy (drums) to form a trio which became a popular club attraction, playing everything from R'n'B to country & Nat King Cole songs. Chuck Berry had his debut single - at nearly thirty years old! The record became a favorite of D.J. Alan Freed who played it extensively - taking a share of the composer royalties as his "reward". The song became a national Top 5 smash, as well as an R'n'B No. 1. There followed a stream of chart successes like "Roll Over Beethoven", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" and his UK chart debut "School Days. In 1964 Berry toured Great Britain for the first time and recorded an album with guitar great Bo Diddley, Two Great Guitars. He also opened the amusement park Berry Park, near Wentzville, Missouri in the early sixties. He continued to tour but it wasn't until he performed "My Ding A Ling" in a 1972 recorded concert, that he archived what all rock stars hanker after; a No. 1 hit. Originally recorded under the title "My Tambourine" on the 1968 Mercury album From St. Louis to Frisco, it became Berry's best-selling single ever in July of 1972.
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His career was revived yet again. Berry's role to rock and roll is enormous and still being felt, as his 1986 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 1987 release his totally self-written autobiography and the following year Hail! Hail! Rock ' n' Roll has proved. Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll was filmed and recorded at a 1986 concert in St. Louis organized by Keith Richards to celebrate Berry's sixtieth birthday and featuring Richards and Eric Clapton. In 1993 Berry performed at President Bill Clinton's inaugural. Berry had a unique talent of being able to put his thoughts into song form, and while most of his songs dealt with teenage life, Berry also covered a wide range of universal subjects such as love, money, fame, glory, loneliness and rejection.
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