Richard Berry

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by Richard Berry

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11 April 1935, Extension, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 January 1997, USA. Berry was raised in Los Angeles, where he learned piano, playing along with the records of Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers. In high school he formed a vocal group and began recording in 1953 under various names (the Hollywood Blue Jays, the Flairs, the Crowns, the Dreamers, the Pharaohs), as well as doing solo sessions for Modern Records Flair subsidiary. His most famous moments on record are his bass vocal contributions to... Read more

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rhythm and blues
blues
doo-wop
doo wop
jamming
rock and roll
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