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Chuck Berry, hand-drawn from a publicity photo, with his legendary 1955 ES-350T Gibson figured maple hollowbody, age 32 in 1958.
The ES-350T was first produced by Gibson to feature their all-new “patent applied for” (PAF) humbucking pickups. Engineer and Gibson employee Seth Lover spent much of 1954 working on a noise-cancelling or “hum-bucking” guitar pickup design. By early 1955, the design was completed.
Chuck Berry was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist who pioneered rock and roll.
Nicknamed the “Father of Rock and Roll”, he refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive with songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958).
Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.
Born into a middle-class black family in St. Louis, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant.
By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess, of Chess Records.
With Chess, he recorded “Maybellene”, Berry’s adaptation of the country song “Ida Red” which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard magazine’s rhythm and blues chart.
Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound, but a rock and roll stance.”
On March 18, 2017, Berry was found unresponsive at his home near Wentzville, Missouri. He was pronounced dead by his personal physician due to cardiac arrest.
He was 90 years old.
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|Dimensions||16 × 20 × .25 in|
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