The world of music is in mourning with the news of Chuck Berry, legendary guitarist and one of the fathering founders of Rock ‘n’ Roll having died, aged 90 on Saturday, March 18.
Berry leaves behind an indelible legacy and a massive string of hits including Johnny B. Goode, Maybelline, My Ding-a-ling, Memphis and Roll Over Beethoven just to name a few and influenced many upcoming artist include the Rolling Stones and The Kinks.
Of course, Johnny B. Goode featured in the Back to the Future movie with Michael J. Fox playing the famous riff.
Chuck Berry was one of the first rockers to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy’s in 85 and was also added to The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame in the same year. The amazing guitarist also sits at no. 6 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
His onstage antics proved just as catchy with his signature duck walk adopted by the likes of admiring bands The Who and AC/DC.
Here’s a duck walk compilation for your viewing pleasure.
St Charles County Police Department in Missouri were the first ones to answer the emergency call and released this statement:
“St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.
The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.
The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”
Chuck Berry may have left us but his musical legacy will live on forever!!!