Chuck Berry Dies Aged 90 The Quietus , March 18th, 2017 22:20

Chuck Berry Dies Aged 90 The Quietus , March 18th, 2017 22:20

"I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing", Mick Jagger said in a statement provided by his rep. His lyrics shone above others and threw a unusual light on the American dream. None of us would have been here without you.

"Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him - and turned up everyone who came after", Barack Obama said in reference to Berry's classic hit, "Roll Over Beethoven".

Bandmate Ronnie Wood, added: "He was one of the best and my inspiration".

One of the many songs that was written in honor of beloved rock "n" roll icon and pioneer Chuck Berry was "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" - a Bob Seger tune from 1976. I am playing I'm talking about you.

Brian Wilson, the creative force behind the Beach Boys, also spoke of his grief.

He received a Grammy award for lifetime achievement in 1984 and his 1986 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame made him part of the inaugural class.

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Chuck Berry was rock "n" roll till the end. "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement".

He was a monumental influence on just about any kid who picked up a guitar with rock star aspirations, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen among them.

Berry developed a sound that synthesized genres and created the most popular template for rock "n" roll: a small, guitar-led combo performing original songs. "His songs will live forever".

Berry's hits were many and influential, starting with the #5 smash "Maybellene" in 1955.

With all of the music greats who died in 2016 - and there were multitude, with David Bowie, Prince, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell among them - mourners would always comment on their creativity and influence. Johnny Cash was one of several artists to tackle "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man", and George Jones and Johnny Paycheck teamed on two raucous Berry covers on their 1980 album, "Double Trouble". Goes without saying how much this song in particular impacted my life.

Helen Mirren's husband Hackford has since also mourned the loss with a touching note online, but it was his recollection of Berry as a contentious collaborator which has caught fans' attention. None of us would have been here without you.

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