Themetta Suggs is the wife of Chuck Berry who is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Themetta Suggs polished and developed rhythm and blues into the main components that made rock and roll unique with songs like “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957), and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958).
Table of Biography
Themetta Suggs Berry was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, the United States of America. As of now, she holds the citizenship of America. Moreover, she belongs to mixed ethnicity and is Christian by religion.
Besides that, there is no more information regarding her birth date, zodiac sign, parents, siblings, and her childhood life. Moreover, we may presume that her parents treated her nicely as a youngster.
In terms of her educational background, Themetta attended a local high school. Her educational history is likewise unknown at this moment. We can infer she received her education from a well-known American university.
Talking about her professional life, there is no information regarding her profession. On the other hand, her husband is an American singer and songwriter.
He teamed up with pianist Johnnie Johnson and drummer Ebby Harding in 1952. Their band rapidly rose to the top of the St. Louis music scene. He met Muddy Waters, a well-known American blues artist, in Chicago in 1955, and he was recommended to contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records. The Chess Label gave Chuck a contract. “Maybellene,” the first single, sold a million copies and peaked at number one on Billboard’s Rhythm and Blues list.
“Roll Over Beethoven,” a song he wrote in 1956, peaked at #29 on the Billboard Top 100 list. He had many US singles between 1957 and 1959, including “School Days,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” and “Johnny B. Goode.” He released eight singles in 1964. Three of them charted in the top twenty of the Billboard 100. He recorded five albums on the Mercury label between 1966 and 1969.
In 1970, he returned to dealing with chess. They released a live version of “My Ding-a-Ling,” which became his sole number one song. His first album, ‘Chuck Berry,’ was released in 1975, and his final album, ‘Rock It,’ was released in 1979. Throughout the 1970s, he toured widely with his Gibson guitar. In comparison to his backing musicians, however, his performances were out-of-tune, unpredictable, unrehearsed, and uncoordinated.
On June 1, 1979, Chuck Berry performed in the White House at the request of then-US President Jimmy Carter. Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Robert Cray, and Linda Ronstadt planned a birthday concert for him on his 60th birthday. ‘Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ directed by Taylor Hackford, is a documentary about it.
Awards and Net Worth
As of now, Themetta has not won any awards nor gotten recognition for her works. On the other hand, her husband has received some of them in his career. In 1984, Chuck Berry was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1986, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Several Rolling Stone ‘Greatest of All Time’ lists have included him. In September 2003, he was ranked #6 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” On Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list, his album ‘The Great Twenty-Eight’ was placed #21.
Six of his songs were included in the ‘Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ list in March 2004, and he was named #5 on the ‘The Immortals – The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time’ list in March 2004. On Time magazine’s 2009 list of the ’10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All Time,’ he was named #7.
As of 2022, Themetta’s has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
Themetta Suggs Berry is a married woman. She married Chuck Berry on 28 October 1948, in Missouri. On October 3, 1950, they welcomed a daughter named Darlin Ingrid Berry.
She is not a part of any controversy nor got a rumor in her life. Moreover, Themetta loves to live a private life.
Body measurement and Social media
Themetta Suggs Berry is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 65 kg and has brown eyes and grey hair in color. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Themetta Suggs Berry’s other body measurements.
Themetta Suggs Berry is not active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, she likes to stay away from social media and likes to spend her time privately.