The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri said the rock and roll icon Chuck Berry was found dead on Saturday. Berry died earlier today at the age of 90.
After hearing Berry died Gaule drove to St. Louis from Springfield to pay his respects.
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger said, “His lyrics shone above others and threw a odd light on the American dream”. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger responded to the news last night – with the band later issuing a joint statement saying that Berry’s music will live forever.
He said: ” Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember.
Bruce Springsteen spoke of Berry’s unparalleled abilities as a songwriter.
“He inspired us all”, tweeted Rod Stewart, whose Berry-influenced songs included “Hot Legs” and “Stay With Me”, a hit when he was with the Faces. “And Leonard Chess said, ‘Why don’t we name the damn thing “Maybellene”?'” The record was the first by a black artist to outsell covers of it by white musicians (and led to a three-decade battle over its credits). ” “Johnny B. Goode” was the template for my life’s ambitions”.
In 1986, Berry was one of the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and “Rolling Stone” magazine rated him sixth on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. “I wanted to sing like Nat Cole, with lyrics like Louis Jordan with the swing of Bennie Goodman with Charlie Christian on guitar, playing Carl Hogan’s riffs, with the soul of Muddy Waters”. He will be missed by everyone who loves rock’n’roll. He had been due to release a new album, Chuck, his first studio album since 1979, this year.
“It started with Chuck Berry”.
And Lenny Kravitz acclaimed Berry as the figure who made rock and roll possible. So it’s no surprise Carl Sagan agreed to add his iconic 1958 song “Johnny B. Goode” to the Golden Records on Voyager I and II, a 1977 time capsule that showcases the best and brightest of humanity for extraterrestrials. even though Berry’s music was considered “adolescent” at the time. He was 90 years old.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said he was heartbroken over Berry’s death. Bernette says she then had the idea to reach out to Berry to thank him on behalf of her classroom.