Rock-n-roll innovator and icon Chuck Berry has passed away at 90.
Famous for “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybelline” and “Roll Over Beethoven” Berry took Rhythm and Blues and turned it into Rock-n-Roll. His stage presence and guitar playing paved the way for Elvis and every other rock performer.
Berry’s legacy can’t be understated. He is the Godfather of Rock-n-Roll. He was even still playing well into his late 80s.
Musicians and celebrities paid tribute to the icon on Twitter:
Rest in Peace Mr. Chuck Berry. Often imitated but never duplicated. #legends
— Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) March 18, 2017
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) March 18, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck, you’ll be missed. Thank you for your music.
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