His mother told him someday you will be a man,Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born 18th October 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. It's generally considered that if it weren't for the racism at the time of his fame, Berry would have been crowned "King Of Rock And Roll" instead of Elvis Presley by a vast majority.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 mid 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 favourite by many British Invasion groups, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, the Pretty Things, Manfred Mann and The Kinks.Like his contemporaries Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, Berry is a definite Long Runner, having remained fairly active over the past sixty 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":