Richard Berry (musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Richard Berry (musician)

American singer-songwriter

Date of Birth: 11-Apr-1935

Place of Birth: Extension, Louisiana, United States

Date of Death: 23-Jan-1997

Profession: singer, singer-songwriter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Richard Berry (musician)

  • Richard Berry, Jr.
  • (April 11, 1935 – January 23, 1997) was an African-American singer, songwriter and musician, who performed with many Los Angeles doo-wop and close harmony groups in the 1950s, including The Flairs and The Robins. He is best known as the composer and original performer of the rock standard "Louie Louie".
  • The song became a hit for The Kingsmen, and it is one of the most recorded songs of all time; however, Berry received little financial benefit for writing it until the 1980s, having signed away his rights to the song in 1959.
  • In the same year, he wrote and released "Have Love, Will Travel", which has been played by many other artists.

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