14 September, 1959, Aiken, South Carolina, USA. The 90s country singer John Berry grew up appreciating soul music and the singer-songwriters of the early 70s. In 1981 both his legs were crushed in a motorcycle accident, but he recovered fully and decided to devote his time to music. He performed in Midwest clubs until settling in Athens, Georgia, in 1985. He self-financed six albums that he sold at concerts, the sixth of which sold over 10, 000 copies. By that time, he was graduating from southern soul into new country. His powerful voice can be heard to good effect on his first album for Liberty Records, John Berry, and the ballad Your Love Amazes Me shot Berry to country music stardom. Further drama with his health ensued when in 1994 he had a delicate operation to remove a cyst in his brain. Recalling the earlier appalling road accident, Berry fully recovered, reinforcing the artists remarkable thirst for life. That same turbulent year he...
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