His mother told him someday you will be a man,Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (1926-) is a famous Rock & Roll singer and guitarist best known for his string of pioneering hit singles during The Fifties. Indisputably one of the most important and influential performers of all time, his best known songs include "Johnny B. Goode", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Maybellene" and many more.Although his output slowed after a run-in with the law which saw him convicted for some time (in circumstances similar to those that wrecked the career of Jerry Lee Lewis) and his hit-making period was over by the 1960s (with the exception of his only number-one hit, 1972's "My Ding-A-Ling"), Berry's influence on subsequent performers was significant. He was widely covered and cited as a favorite by many British Invasion groups, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, the Pretty Things, Manfred Mann and The Kinks.Like his contemporary, Little Richard, Berry is a definite Long Runner, having remained fairly active over the past fifty years.
And you would be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
"Johhny B. Goode"
"Let me hear some of that trope and roll music, any old time you choose it":