Chuck Berry Songs, Cause Of Death, Death, 2016 Net Worth

Published Date   21st Mar. 2017, 10:52 am  Update Date: April 11th, 2017  02:26 am
Chuck Berry Songs, Cause Of Death, Death, 2016 Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Charles Edward Anderson
Date of Birth: 18/10/1926
Age: 97 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $19 million

Chuck Berry songs have made it to the heights of fame and Chuck Berry death has certainly left everyone spellbound. He was a guitarist, songwriter, and singer, and is known all across the world for being the pioneer of rock and roll music. Chuck Berry songs like Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music and Johnny B Goode. Chuck Berry has been actively involved in the music fraternity since 1953wereand he was active in music until the time of his death.


Chuck Berry songs and his pioneering work in rock and roll have made him one of the most memorable singers of all time. Chuck Berry started his work music in the year 1953 and has worked over the years as a musician, songwriter, and singer. He was signed with Chess, Atco and Mercury labels.


Chuck Berry was born on the 18th of October, 1926. His birthplace is in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was the fourth child in the family of six and was born to parents Henry William Berry and Martha Bell.

Early Life and Education

Chuck Berry was educated at the Sumner High School for his education. His family allowed him to pursue his interest in a career in music since a very small age. He stopped studying once he was arrested for armed robbery after robbing three shops in Kansas, as he was sent to Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men. He also trained himself as a beautician in the Poro College of Cosmetology.

Career and Net worth

Chuck Berry career started off on 1950’s when he started singing with local bands. He sang with his bands in local clubs in St. Louis for an extra source of income. He took guitar lessons from his friend Ira Harris and honed up his skills in music. This led him to perform with Johnnie Johnson’s trio. The band essentially played blues and ballads and was known better for his country music.

He contacted Chess Records on 1955 and Chuck Berry songs like ‘Maybellene’ and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ were released from the records. These became a hit in the music fraternity, leading him to release more songs like School Days, Rock and Roll music, Sweet Little Sixteen as well as Johnny B. Goode. Chuck Berry songs like ‘No Particular Place to Go’, ‘You Can Never Tell’ and ‘Nadine’ were released before the end of 1966.

Chuck Berry songs like My Ding a Ling, Hail! Hail! Rock n’ Roll also made it to the heights of fame. Chuck Berry net worth grew more because of his continued work and contribution to music. Chuck Berry 2016 career included him preparing for the release of his new and a first studio album called Rock It, scheduled to release on 2017. Chuck Berry 2016 was spent recording the album with his children Chuck Berry Jr. and Ingrid. Chuck Berry net worth was a whopping 19 million dollars at the time of his death While some source estimate it to be between 22-25 million dollars.

Personal Life and Spouse

Chuck Berry was married once. He got married to Themetta “Toddy” Suggs on the 28th of October, 1948. The couple has a daughter named Darlin Ingrid Berry, who was born on the 3rd of October, 1950 and a son named Charles Berry Jr. He initially supported his family by taking odd jobs as a factory worker and then as a worker in assembly plants, janitor, and a beautician.

He bought a small, three room brick cottage with a bath on Whittier Street where he and his family lived in 1950’s. The house is now listed as the Chuck Berry House.


Chuck Berry songs and his legacy remain, but his death was a shock to many. Chuck Berry death occurred on March 18, 2017. He was found unresponsive in his house and the police was notified. Chuck Berry aged 90, was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from natural causes according to a report released on the 20th of March. No autopsy reports were filed.

Chuck Berry songs and his legacy continue being an important aspect of rock and roll and music. His death was a blow to the music fraternity, but all that he has done will remain embedded in the memories of music lovers and rock and roll enthusiasts for a long time to come.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition

Chuck Berry is known for the calculated showmanship and his pioneering work in making rock and roll a possibility. He sang in the mix of country tunes, as well as R&B tunes. Chuck Berry has been included in the Rolling Stone magazine’s “Greatest of All Time” lists. He has also been ranked in number 6 on the list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time”. He has also been ranked first in “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of all Time”.

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