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How rich was Chuck Berry?

Chuck Berry net worth:
$20 million

Chuck Berry information

Chuck Berry information

Birth date: October 18, 1926
Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death date: 18 March 2017
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.87 m)
Profession:Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Actor, Film Score Composer, Film Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Themetta "Toddy" Suggs (m. 1948)
Children:Ingrid Berry, Aloha Berry
Awards:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986)
Record labels:Chess Records
Albums:"Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957), "Johnny B. Goode" (1958)

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Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on 18 October 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and under his stage name of Chuck Berry is recognised as one of the founders of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, and subsequently being in the first group of musicians to be inducted into the Rock ‘n‘ Roll Hall of Fame when it opened in 1986. He passed away in March 2017.

So just how rich was Chuck Berry? Sources estimate that Chuck managed to become financially successful and raise a net worth of over $20 million, earned from his involvement in the music industry over more than 60 years, significant in itself.

Chuck Berry Net Worth $20 Million

Chuck Berry was interested in music from early childhood; he never lost his interest, and still performed in his ’80s. However, before starting his music career, Chuck worked at an automobile construction plant, but his job didn’t get in the way of the singer focusing more and more on music; his early inspiration was the style of T-Bone Walker, and when he moved to Chicago, he became good buddies with Muddy Waters who encouraged his friend to contact Leonard Chess, really useful because the director of Chess Records helped Chuck to record his first songs. However, for several years he and many contemporary black performers suffered from at least underlying racism in the US, except for strong support from such as producer Dick Clark and DJ Casey Kasem, but was welcomed with open arms in the UK and other European countries.

Chuck Berry can rightfully be called one of the pioneers, the fathers of rock ‘n’ roll music; hits such as ’’Maybellene’’, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Johnny B. Goode” and his only actual number one hit, the somewhat controversial ‘‘My Ding-a-Ling“ among many others, gained Chuck worldwide recognition, as he helped to develop and promote a new style of music – this was certainly the biggest of his achievements and for which he will always be remembered, and which contributed consistently to his net worth over more than 60 years.

Of course, Chuck Berry wasn’t only a singer; but also a gifted guitarist and songwriter. Not only were the lyrics of his own songs very innovative, for example concerning teenagers’ problems, but he also didn’t mind being a judge for the whole of society, for example criticizing its commercialisation. Back then in the 50s, Chuck’s influence in evolving styles of music, in particular rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues, was significant, and led to the creation of the basis for contemporary rock music. Chuck Berry’s name stands proudly with other original greats of rock ‘n’ roll – Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Bill Haley to name but a few. He received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1984.

However, his music career wasn’t the only interesting aspect of Chuck Berry’s life, as his somewhat carefree attitude to life brought him several brushes with the law. In 1944 while still at high school he was sentenced to three years jail for armed robbery. He was also sentenced to three years for transporting a 14 year-old girl across state lines in 1962, and three months for tax evasion in 1979 – jail certainly changed his persona somewhat. However, his private life remained constant and relatively peaceful after he married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs in 1948. Their first child Darlin Ingrid Berry was born in 1950, followed by Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge, Aloha Isa Lei Berry and Charles Edward Berry Jr. It is noticeable that the girls’ names are, like Chuck himself, very original and unusual.

Don’t you think that having such fame and an impressive amount of money in his bank accounts let Chuck Berry lead a royal life? Actually, it seems that he was a pretty simple guy, since his favourite foods were Snickers chocolate bars, orange juice, peaches and beef. Also, his hobbies include chess, softball and highway driving among others. Interestingly, Chuck detested alcohol (quite phenomenal for a music star, right?). However, he was once caught with 62 grams of marijuana, but avoided conviction by donating $5,000 to a local hospital.

No surprise, this musician was still performing very late in his life, but after passing-out in his last massive concert, Berry’s reduced the number of concerts he performed, and chose smaller places, for example a restaurant in Blue Hills, where he performed every month. Chuck Berry passed away at his home in St Louis on 18 March 2017, at the age of 90, apparently of natural causes.

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an absolutely great inspiration and example of how to become famous, successful and influential having only talent and a dream. With perhaps the ultimate compliment, Beatle John Lennon said – ” If you had to give Rock ‘n’ Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ArenaTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
My American Cousin1985writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen"
Teen Wolf1985music: "SURFIN' U.S.A."
Back to the Future1985writer: "JOHNNY B. GOODE" 1955
Calamari Union1985"Maybelline" / arranger: "Maybelline" / lyrics: "Maybelline" / performer: "Maybelline" / writer: "Maybelline"
Mischief1985performer: "Sweet Little Sixteen", "School Days" / writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen", "School Days"
The Making of 'Back to the Future'1985TV Short documentary writer: "JOHNNY B. GOODE"
Threads1984TV Movie performer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers1984writer: "NADINE"
Top Secret!1984"SKEET SURFING"
Surf II1984writer: "Surfin' U.S.A."
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary performer: "Maybellene" - uncredited / writer: "Maybellene" - uncredited
Alvin & the Chipmunks1983TV Series writer: "Surfin' U.S.A."
Porky's II: The Next Day1983performer: "School Days" / writer: "School Days"
Superman III1983writer: "Roll Over Beethoven" - uncredited
St. Elsewhere1983TV Series 1 episode
Roman Za'ir1983performer: "Sweet Little Sixteen" / writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen"
Class Reunion1982performer: "It Wasn't Me", "My Dingaling", "Festival" / writer: "It Wasn't Me", "My Dingaling", "Festival"
Things Are Tough All Over1982performer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Diner1982performer: "Merry Christmas Baby", "Run Rudolph Run"
Missing1982performer: "MY DING A LING" 1952 / writer: "MY DING A LING" 1952
Porky's1981performer: "Maybelline" / writer: "Maybelline"
Gas1981"Back in the USA"
Shifshuf Naim1981performer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
This Is Elvis1981"Too Much Monkey Business", "The Promised Land"
Wicked Schoolgirls1980performer: "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll", "Sweet Little Sixteen" - uncredited / writer: "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll", "Sweet Little Sixteen" - uncredited
The Hollywood Knights1980music: "Surfing U.S.A."
Pink Lady1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1979 performer - 2 episodes, 1979
Birth of the Beatles1979writer: "Johnny B. Goode", "Rock and Roll Music"
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979performer: "School Day Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell" / writer: "School Day Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell"
Electric Light Orchestra: 'Out of the Blue' Tour Live at Wembley1978TV Movie writer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Happy Days1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV Movie writer: "Blue Suede Schubert"
American Hot Wax1978performer: "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Reelin' and Rockin'" uncredited, "Roll Over Beethoven" uncredited / writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Reelin' and Rockin'" uncredited, "Roll Over Beethoven" uncredited
Top of the Pops1977TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Return to Macon County1975performer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Reflections of Youth1975performer: "School Days" - uncredited / writer: "School Days" - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show1974-1975TV Series writer - 3 episodes
In Concert1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fun Buns Contest1975writer: "Little Queenie" - uncredited
Rock Concert1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice in the Cities1974performer: "Memphis Tennesse" / writer: "Memphis Tennesse"
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones1973Documentary writer: "Bye Bye Johnny"
The Midnight SpecialTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1973 writer - 2 episodes, 1973
Die Otto Show1973TV Movie writer: "Johnny-Be-Goode"
Jimi Hendrix1973Documentary writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Heavy Traffic1973performer: "Maybelline" / writer: "Maybelline"
American Graffiti1973writer: "Almost Grown", "Johnnie B. Goode"
Let the Good Times Roll1973Documentary performer: "School Days" / writer: "School Days"
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii1973TV Special documentary writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
The Swing Thing1972performer: "My Ding-a-Ling" - uncredited / writer: "My Ding-a-Ling" - uncredited
The Two Ronnies1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Pair of Eyes1972TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jimi Plays Berkeley1971Documentary writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Two-Lane Blacktop1971writer: "Maybelline / No Money Down"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series writer - 1 episode
Music SceneTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1969
Mondo Trasho1969performer: "No Particular Place to Go" / writer: "No Particular Place to Go"
48 Stunden bis Acapulco1967writer: "The Promised Land"
New American Bandstand 19651966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shivaree1966TV Series music - 1 episode
The Beatles1966TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig!TV Series writer - 22 episodes, 1964 - 1966 performer - 1 episode, 1965
Hollywood a Go GoTV Series writer - 14 episodes, 1965 - 1966 performer - 2 episodes, 1965
Dave's Place1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The T.A.M.I. Show1964Documentary performer: "Nadine", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene" / writer: "Nadine", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", "Around and Around", "Surfin' U.S.A."
Get Yourself a College Girl1964writer: "Around and Around"
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dick Clark ShowTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959 performer - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959
Go, Johnny, Go!1959performer: "LITTLE QUEENIE", "MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE", "JOHNNY B. GOODE"
Mister Rock and Roll1957performer: "Baby Doll" / writer: "Baby Doll"
Rock Rock Rock!1956performer: "You Can't Catch Me" / writer: "You Can't Catch Me"
The Big Bang TheoryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Strictly Come DancingTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Molly2016TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
VinylTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee2016writer: "Fiilaten ja höyläten Reeling And Rocking"
A Christmas Melody2015TV Movie performer: "Run, Rudolph, Run"
You, Me and the Apocalypse2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scream: The TV Series2015TV Series 1 episode
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV Movie performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / writer: "Roll Over Beethoven", "No Particular Place To Go"
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?2015TV Movie performer: "You Can't Catch Me" - uncredited / writer: "You Can't Catch Me" - uncredited
DoctorsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Goedenavond, Dames en HerenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cilla2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy2014writer: "Surfin' U.S.A."
The SixtiesTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Ukulele Mania2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on IceTV Series music - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Buba Shel Medina2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lenin Tatatino2013Short performer: "School Days" / writer: "School Days"
Drift2013/IIperformer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy2013TV Movie documentary music: "Surfin' USA" - uncredited
Gila!2012TV Movie lyrics: "Almost Grown" / music: "Almost Grown" / performer: "Almost Grown"
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dukes of September Live at Lincoln Center2012TV Movie documentary writer: "You Never Can Tell"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Surfin' Bulldog2011Video short music: "Surfin' U.S.A." - uncredited
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years2011Video documentary writer: "Around and Around", "Come On"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Roll Over Beethoven" / writer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Gerry2011writer: "Chu un rocker Reelin' and Rocking"
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Marty Stuart Show2011TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop2011Documentary writer: "Forty Days", "Too Much Monkey Business"
Rock Suomi2010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Mafia II2010Video Game performer: "NADINE", "NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO" / writer: "NADINE", "NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO"
Street Music2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Endless Summer Ukulele2010TV Series short music - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Legends2010TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009Video performer: "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Roll Over Beethoven", "Sweet Little Rock and Roller', "Johnny B. Goode"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Queens of Country2009Video writer: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Blood: The Last Vampire2009performer: "You Never Can Tell" / writer: "You Never Can Tell"
Cadillac Records2008writer: "Maybellene", "Nadine Is It You?", "No Particular Place to Go", "Promised Land", "Surfin USA"
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
De wereld draait door2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vito Power2008Short writer: "Back in the U.S.A." - uncredited
Ganes2007"JOHNNY B. GOODE"
The 4400TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
It Takes Two2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yhden tähden hotelli2007Documentary writer: "Memphis Tennessee"
Dolly Parton & Friends2007Video writer: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Midsomer Murders2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chapter 272007performer: "Run Rudolph Run"
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten2007Documentary writer: "Carol"
Unaccompanied Minors2006writer: "All Aboard"
Arthur and the Invisibles2006performer: "You Never Can Tell" / writer: "You Never Can Tell"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender2006Video writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland2006Documentary performer: "Promised Land" / writer: "Promised Land"
Aloha from Sweden2006Video writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
The SopranosTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2006
Camping2006performer: "Roll over Beethoven" / writer: "Roll over Beethoven"
The Valet2006performer: "No particular place to go" 1964 / writer: "No particular place to go" 1964
Cars2006performer: "Route 66"
The Shaggy Dog2006writer: "Surfin' USA" 1963
Kupetzky2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Família Caipira na Delegacia Maluca2006Video short writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
The X Factor2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Wendell Baker Story2005writer: "Promised Land"
Gilmore GirlsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dag och natt2004performer: "No Particular Place to Go" / writer: "No Particular Place to Go"
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003Video writer: "School Days", "Rock & Roll Music", "Surfin's U.S.A."
Elvis Presley: The Back Story, Vol. 12003Video documentary writer: "Maybelline"
The BluesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Monsieur Ibrahim2003writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen"
Soundstage2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jos sais kerran2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Santa Clause 22002performer: "Run Rudolph Run"
Art That Shook the World2002TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Snow Dogs2002performer: "No Particular Place To Go" / writer: "No Particular Place To Go"
Hearts in Atlantis2001performer: "Carol" 1958 / writer: "Carol" 1958
Elvis: The Missing Years2001Video documentary writer: "Maybellene"
The Shaft2001performer: "Come On"
Cast Away2000performer: "Run Rudolph Run"
Badding2000writer: "Fiilaten ja höyläten" Reelin' and Rockin - as Berry
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary performer: "You Can't Catch Me", "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "You Can't Catch Me", "Johnny B. Goode"
Le secret2000"You Never Can Tell" / performer: "You Never Can Tell"
The Beach Boys: An American Family2000TV Mini-Series writer: "SURFIN' USA"
Lakeuden kutsu2000writer: "Jället takaasip Pohojammaalle Back In The USA"
38 Special: Live at Sturgis1999Video documentary writer: "Back In The U.S.A."
Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club1999TV Special writer: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" - uncredited
Limbo1999writer: "You Never Can Tell" a/k/a "C'est La Vie"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentary performer: "Rock and Roll Music" - uncredited / writer: "Rock and Roll Music" - uncredited
The Beach Boys: The Lost Concert1998Documentary music: "Surfin' USA" - uncredited
Rush Hour1998writer: "Surfin' USA"
Pistvakt - en vintersaga1998TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
TohuwabohuTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 1997 music - 1 episode, 1998
Home Alone 31997performer: "Almost Grown", "School Day Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell" / writer: "Almost Grown", "School Day Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell"
Telling Lies in America1997performer: "Almost Grown" / writer: "Almost Grown"
Men in Black1997writer: "The Promised Land"
Mystery Science Theater 30001989-1997TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Zeus and Roxanne1997writer: "YOU NEVER CAN TELL" a/k/a "C'EST LA VIE"
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud1996writer: "Rock 'n' Roll Music"
Jingle All the Way1996performer: "Run Rudolph Run"
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly1996performer: "NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO" / writer: "NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO"
De Zeemeerman1996writer: "Johnny B. Goode", "School Day Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell, "Roll Over Beethoven", "Memphis Tennessee"
Spy Hard1996performer: "You Never Can Tell C'est la vie" / writer: "You Never Can Tell C'est la vie"
Sgt. Bilko1996performer: "No Particular Place To Go" / writer: "No Particular Place To Go"
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Roll Over Beethoven", "Rock and Roll Music"
One Foot in the GraveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Bert1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
BaseballTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 1994 writer - 2 episodes, 1994
Pulp Fiction1994performer: "You Never Can Tell" / writer: "You Never Can Tell"
Backbeat1994writer: "Carol", "Rock and Roll Music"
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music1993Documentary performer: "Sweet Little Sixteen" / writer: "Sweet Little Sixteen"
Beethoven's 2nd1993writer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
The Innocent1993lyrics: "MAYBELLENE" / music: "MAYBELLENE" / performer: "MAYBELLENE"
Married with ChildrenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Prime Suspect 21992TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Beethoven1992writer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Brides of Christ1991TV Mini-Series performer: "Memphis Tennessee" / writer: "Memphis Tennessee"
Home Alone1990performer: "Run Rudolph Run"
Book of Love1990performer: "School Days" / writer: "School Days"
My Blue Heaven1990/Iwriter: "Sufin' USA"
Downtown1990writer: "SURFIN' U.S.A."
Back to the Future Part II1989writer: "Johnny B. Goode" - uncredited
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentary writer: "JOHNNY B. GOODE"
Who Shot Patakango?1989performer: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" / writer: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"
Young Einstein1988writer: "ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC"
Redeye Express1988TV Movie performer: "Let It Rock" / writer: "Let It Rock"
High Hopes1988writer: "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" - uncredited
Johnny Be Good1988performer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
Love Potion1987performer: "REELIN' & ROCKIN'" / writer: "REELIN' & ROCKIN'"
My Best Friend's Birthday1987performer: "Nadine" / writer: "Nadine"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary writer: "BACK IN THE USA"
Man on Fire1987lyrics: "Johnny B. Goode" / music: "Johnny B. Goode"
High Tide1987writer: "Johnny B Goode", "Memphis, Tennessee"
Rock Odyssey1987writer: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Concrete Angels1987performer: "Johnny B. Goode" / writer: "Johnny B. Goode"
La Bamba1987lyrics: "Betty Jean" - as E. Anderson / music: "Betty Jean" - as E. Anderson / performer: "Betty Jean"
Rags to RichesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Meatballs III: Summer Job1986writer: "School Days", "40 Days"
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings1985writer: "Memphis Tennessee"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Toughest Assignment: Solving the Education Crisis1990TV Movie documentary composer: theme music
Rod Stewart: Tonight He's Yours1981TV Movie documentary composer: song "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller"
Domingo salvaje1967composer: song "Memphis"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Could Be the Night1957Guitarist at Waxie's Club (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Golden Bowl, or Repression1988Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll1987Documentary producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis2004TV Movie documentary promotion

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beatles: The Lost Concert2012DocumentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright2009VideoHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2008TV SeriesHimself
Die goldene Kamera 20082008Himself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Honoree
Christmas in Washington2000TV SpecialHimself / Performer
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Chuck Berry: Rock and Roll Music1998Video documentary
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1997TV SeriesHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Honoree
Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music1993DocumentaryHimself - Performer
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Redeye Express1988TV MovieHimself
Aspel & Company1988TV SeriesHimself
Kippevel1988TV SeriesHimself
Fantastico 81987TV SeriesHimself
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHimself
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll1987DocumentaryHimself
Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley's Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam1985Video documentaryHimself
That Was Rock1984VideoHimself - Host
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHimself
Chuck Berry: Live at the Roxy with Tina Turner1982TV MovieHimself
Class Reunion1982Himself
When the Music's Over1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The John Davidson Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
A Tribute to the Jukebox Award Winners1980TV MovieHimself
Solid Gold1980TV SeriesHimself
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show1980TV MovieHimself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
American Hot Wax1978Himself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Rock Concert1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary1977TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHimself
Sha Na Na1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
20 Years of Rock & Roll1975TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1972-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Alice in the Cities1974Himself (uncredited)
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
American Music Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The London Rock and Roll Show1973DocumentaryHimself
The Midnight Special1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Soul Train1973TV Series documentaryGuest (archival clips) / Himself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Let the Good Times Roll1973DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1972TV SeriesHimself
Musikladen1972TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1972TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Sweet Toronto1971Video documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651957-1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Keep on 'Rockin1969Short documentaryHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Guitarist
Hullabaloo1965TV SeriesHimself
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Gadzooks! It's All Happening1965TV SeriesHimself
The T.A.M.I. Show1964DocumentaryHimself
The Dick Clark Show1958-1960TV SeriesHimself
Jazz on a Summer's Day1959DocumentaryHimself
Go, Johnny, Go!1959Himself
The Guy Mitchell Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Mister Rock and Roll1957Himself
Rock Rock Rock!1956Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC2015TV MovieHimself
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?2015TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
My Music: 50s & 60s Rock Rewind2014TV MovieHimself
The Joy of the Guitar Riff2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis Found Alive2012Himself
Bert Stern: Original Madman2011Documentary
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comedy Songs: The Pop Years2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
Keith Richards: Under Review2007Video documentaryHimself
Trailers from Hell2007TV SeriesHimself
B InTune TV2006TV SeriesGuest star
1955, Seven Days of Fall2005DocumentaryHimself
Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker2005Documentary
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Army Years2002Video documentaryHimself
Blues Odyssey2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties1989Video short documentary
Rockfogyatkozás1988DocumentaryHimself
Arena1985TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll: The Early Days1984Video documentaryHimself
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentaryHimself
The Compleat Beatles1982Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Shadows and Light1980Video documentaryHimself
Heroes of Rock and Roll1979TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyMusic International
1988Berlinale CameraBerlin International Film Festival
1988Jackie Coogan AwardYoung Artist AwardsFor outstanding contribution to youth through entertainment.
1987Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on October 8, 1987 at 1777 N. Vine Street


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#Fact
1Is mentioned in the song "I Hear You Knocking" by Dave Edmunds.
2He owns a warehouse full of old Cadillacs, one from every three or four model-years, all the way back to the mid-1950s, which he claims to be trying to get rid of, but says that nobody will give him a fair price, so he just stores them away.
3Has served three jail terms--for armed robbery in 1944, for violation of the Mann Act in 1959 and for income-tax evasion in 1979. He served two years in the state penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was released in February 1964.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1777 North Vine Street in Hollywood.
5He made his national television debut on November 8, 1957 on New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) performing "Rock and Roll Music" twice in a row, by demand of the teenage dancers in the studio.
6Born to a contractor and deacon of a Baptist church and his wife, a qualified principal, he was the third of six children.
7Performs on a Wednesday each month at Blueberry Hill, a restaurant in the Delmar Loop neighborhood in St. Louis.
8In Stephen King's novel "Christine", many chapters open with lyric fragments from his songs.
9Is mentioned in "Chuck Berry Fields Forever" by Gilberto Gil, "Chuck Berry" by The Toasters and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" by Bob Seger.
10Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (charter member) and the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986.
11Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1985 and the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1989.
12On June 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter asked him to perform at the White House.
13Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.
14Whenever he performs live, he always picks a venue which is near an Indian restaurant, so he can have a meal straight after the show. When he was at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall in the 1990s, the stage door was directly opposite the front door of the Mogul-E-Azam, so he was able to sneak out the stage door, across the alley and have his meal without traveling too far (one of the roadies on duty that night let slip about the restaurant information).
15One of his daughters, Aloha, went to the same high school (University City Senior High School) as actor Edgar L. Davis and rapper Nelly.
16His only #1 hit was his controversial novelty song "My Ding a Ling".
17He was voted the 5th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
18He was arguably the most important figure in rock-n-roll in the 1950s, besides Elvis Presley. Although Presley had much more explosive record sales and greater commercial longevity, Berry was equally influential and had the satisfaction of knowing that he, unlike Presley, had written all of his own classics.
19He worked as a janitor, carpenter and hairdresser.
20He originally wanted to be a professional photographer and started singing and playing in a band to buy cameras and photography equipment. Some of his photographs of the famous and near-famous are hanging in galleries around the world today.
21Received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984.
22Received a John F. Kennedy Center Honor in 2000.
23Father of Ingrid Berry.
24Born at 6:59am-CST.

#Quote
1I would sing the blues if I had the blues.
2It amazes me when I hear people say "I want to go out and find out who I am.". I always knew who I was. I was going to be famous if it killed me.
3I love poetry. I love rhyming. Do you know, there are poets who don't rhyme? Shakespeare did not rhyme most of the time and that's why I do not like him.
4People don't want to see seventeen pieces in neckties. They wanna see some jeans, some gettin' down and some wigglin'.

#Trademark
1Dynamic blues based guitar riffs
2The "Johnny B. Goode" riff
3Gibson ES-335
4Gibson guitars
5Duckwalk

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