Rock N’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies At 90

Legendary singer/songwriter Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

Recognized as one of the fathers of rock n’ roll, he is known for hits like “Johnny B Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Missouri state police confirmed his death on Saturday, March 18th.




 

Berry achieved his hits in the 1950’s with “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “School Day,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” and “Johnny B Goode.”

In 1984, he received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, and in 1986 was among the first to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A notable influence to many artists, his songs have been covered  by The Beatles, The Rollingstones, The Beach Boys, and Elvis, to name a few.

John Lennon once said: “If you tried to give rock ‘n’ roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.”

 

Musicians and other celebrities have been reacting to his death on social media, paying homage to the rock n’ roll pioneer:

So much well-deserved respect for such an influential musician!

 




RIP Chuck Berry.

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