As a pioneer of Rock and Roll music Chuck Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. His 1957 hit Rock and Roll Music was part of a series of songs that cemented his place in history.
*In 1979 President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month. Three decades later in 2009 President Barack Obama revamped the title and declared June African-American Music Appreciation Month. Each day this month I am turning up the volume on an artist or song brought to you by the letter R. Enjoy!*