Chuck Berry

by ethnic on May 11, 2011

Chuck Berry in Concert at Rockhal in Luxembourg on November 19, 2007

Birth Name: Charles Edward Anderson Berry

Date of Birth: October 18, 1926

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: March 18, 2017

Place of Death: St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Chuck Berry was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was one of the founders of rock and roll music.

Chuck was the son of Martha Bell (Banks) and Henry William Berry. He was married to Themetta Suggs, with whom he had four children.

Chuck’s paternal grandparents were William Berry and Lucinda Johnson (the daughter of John Johnson and Cecilia Irving Wolfolk).

Chuck’s maternal grandparents were Charles Henry Banks (the son of Moses Banks and Susan Tanner) and Lula Thomas.

Source: Genealogy of Chuck Berry – https://www.geni.com

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andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

he has some remote white blood for sure

LucarioCooper April 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

No, he doesn’t. What makes you say that?

andrew November 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm

According to this site, Berry grew up in a family proud of its African American and Native American ancestry.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Chuck-Berry

shishi September 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

If you watch the movie cadillac records it shows chuck berry is portrayed by a black man

fuzzybear44 November 8, 2013 at 3:38 am

@shishi

(If you watch the movie cadillac records it shows chuck berry is portrayed by a black man)

No offense, chuck berry is black.So who else would they get to play him?

follers November 8, 2013 at 3:41 am

Julianne Hough.

fuzzybear44 November 8, 2013 at 3:58 am

@follers

I don’t know if she could pull off his( the one-legged hop routine, or the “duck walk”)

follers November 8, 2013 at 4:09 am

But she passed her audition (a few weeks ago) brilliantly.

fuzzybear44 November 8, 2013 at 4:26 am

@follers

But could she look convincing with chuck’s patterned
mustache:
http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/B/Chuck-Berry-9210488-2-402.jpg

fuzzybear44 November 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

correction:

patented

andrea June 17, 2011 at 6:57 am

I thought he is white!

fuzzybear44 November 8, 2013 at 3:39 am

@andrea

That’s a good one

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