October 28, 1948
Chuck Berry & Themetta ‘Toddy’ Suggs
We might know Chuck Berry as the fun loving singer, songwriter and famous guitarist of Rock & Roll but back in the day, he served time for armed robbery, and after his release he went to Cosmetology school. He met Themetta Suggs (he called her Toddy) at the local fair and married her soon after his release on October 28, 1948.
The couple went on to have four children and Chuck Berry went on to be one of the most influential performers in Rock & Roll history. Though their marriage has suffered numerous indiscretions on Chuck’s part, they have remained partners for over fifty years.