Achievements

  • First singer/songwriter of 1955
  • First guitarist/singer to get on Billboard charts
  • Directly inspired great rock icons The Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley
  • United blacks and whites by producing music that appealed to everyone
  • His single “Johnny B. Goode” made the top 10 in 1958
  • Had the number one single in 1972 with “My Ding-a-ling”
  • Performed for President Jimmy Carter at the White House in 1975
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
  • Released his autobiography in 1987
  • “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” made its debut in 1987
  • Berry performed “Johnny B. Goode” with Bruce Springsteen at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995
  • 1977 Johnny Be Goode included content on Voyager 1 spacecraft