RIP Chuck Berry 1926-2017

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music. – Wikipedia.

Excerpted from Google News page for news sources reporting his departure…

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock ‘n’ roll icon

BBC News3 hours ago
Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he …
Chuck Berry, revolutionary guitarist-songwriter, dead at 90
FeaturedChicago Tribune16 hours ago
15 Essential Chuck Berry Songs
In-DepthNew York Times10 hours ago
Chuck Berry Invented the Idea of Rock and Roll
BlogSlate Magazine (blog)15 hours ago

Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman Oklahoma


Sunday morning 19 March 2017

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