Music idol, Chuck Berry will be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October. Given the important contribution he had to the development of music industry, Chuck Berry will become the main subject of discussion within the American Music Masters series, according to Reuters.
Chuck Berry has become a legend due to the many hits he released in his youth. “Maybelline”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Johnny B. Goode” and “Rock and Roll Music” are some of the singles that have conquered the hearts of all listeners the moment they were played on the radio. His international reputation has convinced the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to honor Chuck Berry through a special edition which will be held in October.
The event will make part of the American Music Masters series which is usually held in the fall. The organizers told the press that the celebration will last for an entire week. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Case Western Reserve University have set the grounds for this special celebration which is set to start on October 22. At the end of the week, more specifically on October 27, the organizers will host an all-star tribute concert. The names of the artists who will perform at the concert haven’t been announced yet, but Chuck Berry will most likely feature on the list of performers.
Chuck Berry was very pleased and honored by the initiative of the Rock Hall members. He released a statement on Tuesday saying that he can hardly wait to “reelin’ and rockin’ in Cleveland”. Being an honoree is even more flattering considering that major artists like Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Woody Guthrie have also been celebrated.
The 82-year-old singer was born on October 18, 1926, in a middle class family. He began showing interest towards music at an early age, so parents encouraged him to continue practicing his talent. His guitar solos and amusing lyrics have attributed a unique dimension to the musical genre known as rhythm and blues.