Richard Berry

Richard Berry

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Richard Berry
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Born: April 11, 1935, Extension, Louisiana
Died: January 23, 1997, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles RnB and vocal group singer, songwriter and musician. Recorded most actively in the 1950s and 60s. He performed and recorded with many of the doo wop bands based out of Fremont High School.
Most notably he wrote and recorded the original "Louie, Louie," later performed by The Kingsmen. Once the subject of an annual marathon by California college radio station KFJC, it is the second the most-covered song in in the history of rock music.

Married to Dorothy Berry.
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Richard Berry Discography

Albums

Richard Berry And The Dreamers (4) Richard Berry And The Dreamers (4) - Richard Berry And The Dreamers (Album) Crown Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
BS 112, BS112 Richard Berry Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 12(LP, Album) Blues Spectrum, Blues Spectrum BS 112, BS112 US 1977 Sell This Version
Richard Berry & Soul Serchers Richard Berry & Soul Serchers - Wild Berry! - Live From H.D. Hover Century Restaurant (Album) Pam Records US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Richard Berry What You Do To Me / The Big Break (Single) Flair Records (5) US 1954 Sell This Version
1052 The Dreamers (4) Featuring Richard Berry The Dreamers (4) Featuring Richard Berry - Bye, Bye / At Last(Shellac, 10") Flair Records (5) 1052 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x1075 Richard Berry, The Dreamers (4) Richard Berry, The Dreamers (4) - Together / Jelly Roll (7") Flair Records (5) 45x1075 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x1071 Richard Berry Next Time / Crazy Lover(7") Flair Records (5) 45x1071 US 1955 Sell This Version
Richard Berry Pretty Brown Eyes / I Am Bewildered (Single) RPM Records (5) US 1956 Sell This Version
Richard Berry Yama Yama Pretty Mama / Angel Of My Life (Single) RPM Records (5) US 1956 Sell This Version
Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - Take The Key / No Kissin' And A Huggin' (Single) Flip Records (4) US 1956 Sell This Version
45x477 Richard Berry Wait For Me / Good Love(7", Single) RPM Records (5) 45x477 US 1956 Sell This Version
Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - Rock, Rock, Rock / Sweet Sugar You (Single) Flip Records (4) US 1957 Sell This Version
Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - Louie Louie / Rock Rock Rock (Single) Flip Records (4) US 1957 Sell This Version
Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - Louie Louie / You Are My Sunshine Flip Records (4) US 1957 Sell This Version
Richard Berry and The Lockettes Richard Berry and The Lockettes - Heaven On Wheels / The Mess Around (Single) Flip Records (4) US 1958 Sell This Version
45-339 Richard Berry Besame Mucho / Do I Do I(7", Single) Flip Records (4) 45-339 US 1958 Sell This Version
331 Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - You're The Girl / You Look So Good(7", Single) Flip Records (4) 331 US 1958 Sell This Version
Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - Have Love Will Travel / No Room Flip Records (4) US 1960 Sell This Version
5164 Richard Berry Walk Right In / It's All Right(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 5164 US 1960 Sell This Version
Richard Berry Give It Up Paxley Records US 1961 Sell This Version
45-360 Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) Richard Berry And The Pharaohs (3) - You Look So Good / You Are My Sunshine(7", Single) Flip Records (4) 45-360 US 1962 Sell This Version
Richard Berry What Good Is A Heart / Everybody's Got A Lover But Me (Single) Smash Records (4) US 1963 Sell This Version
S-1811 Richard Berry Empty Chair(7", Single, Promo) Smash Records (4) S-1811 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-818 Richard Berry and The Soul Searchers Richard Berry and The Soul Searchers - Breaking In A New Heart / Go Go Girl(7", Single) AMC (7) 45-818 US 1965 Sell This Version
JC-51 Richard Berry Trackin' Machine(7") Jonco Records JC-51 US 1973 Sell This Version