Chuck Berry

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 –

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Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    he has some remote white blood for sure

  2. shishi says:

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

  3. andrea says:

    I thought he is white!

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