Rock n’ Roll pioneer Chuck Berry passed away yesterday (Saturday March 18th) at the age of 90.
His sound and hit songs like “Maybelline” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Memphis” inspired so many people and had massive impact on the Billboard charts
Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars and more paid tribute to a musical hero on social media.
During his 60-plus years in show business, Berry in 1986 became one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
John Lennon once said, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’”
Big fan Keith Richards of the Stones, said, “Chuck Berry always was the epitome of rhythm and blues playing, rock ’n’ roll playing. It was beautiful and effortless, and his timing was perfection. He is rhythm supreme. He plays that lovely double-string stuff, which I got down a long time ago but I’m still getting the hang of. Later I realized why he played that way — because of the sheer physical size of the guy. I mean, he makes one of those big Gibsons look like a ukulele!”
The cause of death was not released