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December 30th 1952 the piano player Johnnie Johnson phoned Chuck Berry and asking
him to join Sir John's Trio on the eve of the year of 1953 at Cosmopolitan Club, which is located on the corner of 17th and Bond Street, East St. Louis. Johnnie Johnson phoned Chuck because his saxophone player, Alvin Bennett, was sick. The drummer was Ebbie Hardy.



The name of the band was changed to The Chuck Berry Combo and May 21th 1955 they recorded "Maybellene" and "Wee Wee Hours" at Chess Records in Chicago. They was penned by Chuck Berry and the sound was complete with
piano player Johnnie Johnson, drummer Ebbie Hardy and bass player Willie Dixon. Chuck Berry wrote songs all the times and hit the lists with timeless songs like "Roll Over Beethoven", "School Day", "Sweet Little
Sixteen", "Rock & Roll Music", "Johnny B. Goode", "Almost Grown", "Let It Rock" etc etc.



On this group you can read about Chuck Berry news and also post messages and photos. You are all welcome.

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  • Berry, Chuck
  • Jan 1, 2003
  • English

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