chuck berry

Berry still stays one of the genres’ most prominent performers. In 1985, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After a year, in 1986, he became the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first inductee. Maybe the best measure of Berry’s impact is the degree to which other well known artists have duplicated his work. The Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles have all recreated different Chuck Berry tunes, and Berry’s impact both subtle and significant spread through the majority of their music.

-jiana barnes