Monday, April 12, 2010

Chuck Berry - Voice Your Choice

Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. He became one of the most influential recording artists, songwriters, and performers of the Rock and Roll era. His first record, Maybelline, was an instant success and he has never looked back since he got his start with Chess records.

He's been lauded with many awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards in 1984, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and many others.

He appeared on the charts a total of 27 times between 1955 and 1973. Surprisingly, he only ever had one Number 1 song in his career, despite scoring 7 Top Ten hits.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features Chuck Berry with two of his later hits and his only Number One song. Would you like to hear You Never Can Tell or My Ding A Ling? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the song with the most votes in the third hour of next week's show.