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POSTED AT 10:22 AM 19-03-2017

Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry dies

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Chuck Berry was found unresponsive on 18th March at St. Charles County, Missouri, the US. The St Charles County Police Department issued a statement reading, "the St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm.”

Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926. He had a seven year career, and has classic hits like Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

 

Among the musicians who commented on his death were -

The Jacksons: "Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock'n'roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck."

Huey Lewis: "He maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and influence will last forever.”

Ringo Starr: "Just let me hear some of that rock 'n' roll music any old way you use it. I am playing I'm talking about you.”

John Lennon: "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

Mick Jagger: "He lit up our teenage years and blew life into our dreams".

Bruce Springsteen: "A giant for the ages"

Stephen King: "Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever."

 

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