Chuck Berry the Rock & Roll icon is gone…

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The man who gave birth to the 1960’s Rock & Roll and beyond ¬†will be missed….

Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died Saturday at his home outside St. Louis, his verified Facebook page said. He was 90.

A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at the residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside. Resuscitation efforts failed.
“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

A musical legend

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…..
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2 thoughts on “Chuck Berry the Rock & Roll icon is gone…”

  1. Chuck Berry played several times a year well into his 80’s at a small venue in St. Louis called “The Duck Room”
    I got to see him there on two occasions–one was a fundraiser for Bill Bradley’s doomed presidential bid in 2000. Chuck had endorsed him.

    My mother worked in the county courthouse where the class action lawsuit against Berry was settled in the early 90’s.

    An interesting guy, and one who was no stranger to scandal.

    But hey, still a founding father of rock n roll.

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