Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, dead at 90
The legendary Chuck Berry has died. The 90 year old rock and roller, singer, songwriter, and guitarist, defined rock and roll with songs like “Johnny B Goode,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music,” “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and dozens of more classics.
According to the New York Times:
The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page. The department said it responded to a medical emergency at a home and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.
In 1986, Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards. At the time, Richards said “I lifted every lick he ever played.” It wasn’t only Richards who studied from the master Berry, but almost everyone who ever played guitar in a band knows at least one of Berry’s classic songs. Below, just a some of the timeless songs that Berry wrote.