Leon Berry

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For the jazz tenor saxophonist, see Leon "Chu" Berry.

Leon Berry was born about 1914. He died in Park Ridge, Illinois August 27, 1996. He was "an organist known in the Chicago area as the dean of roller rink rock..." A graduate of the American Conservatory of Music, his 1953 recording "Misirlou" on Dot Records charted sixth on the Billboard Magazine popularity charts.[1][2]

Berry also recorded his music for Audio Fidelity Records.


  1. ^ Kenan Heise (August 27, 1996). "Leon C. Berry, 82, Roller Rink Organist". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research, Inc. p. 54. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.

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