This biography series explores an elite few of the 20th century's greatest figures. Each chapter is inspired by some of the most memorable words spoken by these world icons, shedding light on key moments in their lives, illuminating their fascinating personalities and spotlighting their profound cultural and historical impact for a new generation. Tonight, take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train, exploring the life of the man behind the music. By blending "hillbilly" music with R&B and writing impactful lyrics, Berry birthed a renaissance in popular music we now call rock and roll.

Watch In Their Own Words, tonight at 9pm on GBH WORLD.


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