Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead at 90


March 19, 2017

Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead at 90

 

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The Iconic Chuck Berry dead at 90. RIP and thanks for the memories, my soul brother Chuck.–Din Merican

Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90.

A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside.

Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

Berry wrote and recorded “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” — songs every garage band and fledgling guitarist had to learn if they wanted to enter the rock ‘n’ roll fellowship.

Berry took all-night hamburger stands, brown-eyed handsome men and V-8 Fords and turned them into the stuff of American poetry. By doing so, he gave rise to followers beyond number, bar-band disciples of the electric guitar, who carried his musical message to the far corners of the Earth.

Some of his most famous followers praised him on social media.Bruce Springsteen tweeted: “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.”

7 thoughts on “Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dead at 90

  1. Chuck Berry, says NY Times Music critic Jon, created an attitude of mind of my generation of the James Dean-Elvis Presley Era. He was a music icon who defined a generation of rebels without causes till Che Guevera came along. RIP, Chuck Berry. Let Johnny B Goode.–Din Merican

    The 2014 Version of Johnny B. Goode: Time has taken its Toll on Chuck Berry. The Fire is missing compared to the 1958 version.

  2. Absolute master of Rock.
    loved his music and his interpretation.
    He lived and delivered during difficult times. May his legacy continue.
    Thank you Chuck Berry.
    FOM
    PS. Johnny Be Good has been my hand phone ring tone for the past 15 years, and will continue to be so.

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