Johnny B. Goode is one of Chuck Berry’s most famous recordings. It is also one of the most recognizable songs in music history.
Chuck Berry today
In 1944, while Chuck was still at Sumner High School, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery after robbing three shops in Kansas City and then stealing a car at gunpoint with some friends. Chuck’s own account of the incident was that his car broke down and flagged down a passing car and stole it at gun point with a non-functional pistol. He was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, Mo where he formed a singing quartet and did some boxing. After his release from the reformatory he trained as a beautician at the Poro College of Cosmetology, In his long and storied carreer, Chuck has had 27 Billboard Top 40 hits with only one # 1, “My Ding-A-Ling” in 1972. January 19, 2011, Chuck performed his usual monthly gig at Blueberry Hill, but frequently appeared disoriented. He has been a great influence on many of our great rock ledgends.