The Father Of Rock Chuck Berry Dies At 90
Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Gene Simmons, Questlove, Chuck D and Vince Staples are among the many who legitimately pay tribute to the life of Chuck Berry.
Wentzville, Mo – Rock 'n' Roll legend Chuck Berry, was found dead in his residence of 45 miles to the outskirts of San Luis, on Saturday (March 18), St. Charles County Police confirmed. He was 90.
Police say they responded to a medical emergency, call your house around 12:40 pm CST and found the Berry to respond.
"Unfortunately, 90 years of age the man could not be revived and was declared deceased at 1:26 p. m," SCCPD announced on his Facebook page. "The St. Charles County Police Department regretfully confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry, Sr., better known as the legendary musician Chuck Berry."
The prestigious Rock pioneer, famous for its cutting-edge guitar licks on hit numbers such as "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Johnny B. Goode," set the stage for the then-controversial genre. With the help of Muddy Waters, after traveling to Chicago, signed to Chess Records in 1955, and published a lot of popular Rock songs.
His life was portrayed by Mos Def in the 2008 biopic Cadillac Records.
Berry's 1958 hit "Johnny B. Goode" was included in the NASA in 1977 time capsule in the form of a 12-inch golden disc with 90 minutes of music and images on your Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. The song on the Voyager Golden record is found among the likes of Bach and Beethoven, to symbolize the life on Earth.
His inescapable influence, with big boy to talk about cars, girls and young women in love, was controversial even infectious. As a real musician who had a prodigious mastery of the guitar, he was also gifted in his composition. In 1986 he was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by The Rolling Stone, the guitarist Keith Richards.
Without Chuck Berry, there would be no Elvis Presley, I was very impressed with the Rock frontiersman of the songwriting skills, so much so that The King recorded his own version of "Memphis, Tennessee", the "Promised Land" and of course "Johnny B. Goode." Presley appro