Chuck Berry

One of rock and roll's early pioneers, Chuck Berry had a string of hits which stretched back to 1955's "Maybellene." After a stint as one of the dominant recording artists of the late 50s and early 60s, Berry's popularity waned as musical tastes shifted toward the new sounds emanating from San Francisco and the UK.  Throughout the late 60s and early 70s, Berry remained a popular touring act on the strength of his energetic performances.