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Chuck Berry

Guitarist and singer Chuck Berry was one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. His output from 1955 to 1965 included some of the earliest classics in rock history, from "Maybellene" and "Rock 'n…

Chuck Berry Biography

Chuck Berrysongwriter, guitaristBorn: 10/19/1926Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri Singer, songwriter and guitarist who was a pioneer in the development of rock music. His recordings, known for…

Diddley, Bo

(Encyclopedia) Diddley, Bo, 1928–2008, African-American singer, guitarist, and songwriter who was one of the founders of rock and roll, b. near McComb, Miss., as Otha Ellas Bates. He and his cousin,…

March 2017 Current Events: U.S. News

Top of Page Disaster News | Science & Technology News | World News There's always something going on in the United States, and trying to keep track of it all can be a nightmare. Luckily,…

Leonard Bernstein Biography

Leonard Bernsteincomposer, conductorBorn: 8/25/1918Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts The first American-born superstar conductor, he was the principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic from…

Berry, Chuck

(Encyclopedia) Berry, Chuck (Charles Edward Anderson Berry), 1926–2017, American rock music guitarist, singer, and songwriter, b. San Jose, Calif. Berry is widely regarded as one of the leading…

Carl Perkins Biography

Carl Perkinssinger, songwriterBorn: 4/9/1932Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee In 1955 country-rock artist Perkins recorded his song “Blue Suede Shoes,” which achieved gold record status in…

2017 Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2018. Some of the evening's biggest features were tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and…

Halle Berry Biography

Halle Berry actress, modelBorn: 8/14/1966Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Oscar-winning actress who as a high school cheerleader and beauty queen was the first African American to represent the…