Music Icons Praise Father of Rock ‘N’ Roll Chuck Berry Who Just Died at 90

The founder of rock and roll, Chuck Berry, was found to be unresponsive in his own home in Missouri at around 12:40 p.m., local time. The father of rock and roll was 90.

The paramedics administered life-saving procedures on him but they could not revive him. He was pronounced to be dead later at 1:26 p.m.. The St. Charles County Police authorities confirmed his death on Saturday.

At the moment, the legendary artist’s family is requesting for some privacy at this time of grief.

Johnny B. Goode was a signature song of Berry. It told of the story of a boy whose mother would tell him that he was going to be a star someday. His classic hits also include Rock and Roll Music and Roll Over Beethoven.

English singer and songwriter John Lennon once praised Chuck Berry about the good lyrics in his songs.

Tributes flooded the social media upon his death.

The Jacksons gratefully said that Berry was able to put together blues and swing into the early stages of rock and roll in the music industry.

For singer songwriter Huey Lewis, Chuck berry’s influence will last a lifetime considering that he was the most significant figure in the world of rock and roll.

Chuck Berry was born as Charles Edward Anderson Berry in October 18, 1926 in St. Louis. His earliest musical influences were Muddy Waters and Nat King Cole.

In 1955, Maybellene, being his first hit single was described to be one of the first in the world of rock and roll. John Lennon said that if rock and roll had another name, he suggested that people might want to call the genre as “Chuck Berry”.

The legendary man talked about almost every detail of life on earth including songs about the brown-eyed handsome men and a sweet little sixteen girl in his country rock song.

He had a lot of followers since many people can relate to the poetry in the music he makes. His music reached out to every corner of the earth and even flew to the outer space.

In 1977, Voyager’s two space crafts were sent to the outer space carrying with them a phonograph record of the various sounds that could be heard in the planet which included Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”.

His classics were made from seemingly complicated yet simple tunes that could be played with simple chords with a classic structure of verse-chorus-verse. They may me modest but the content of the songs were as great as the feeling of a teenager hopeful of a good Saturday night.

The lyrics of his songs were as “cool as a jazzman” and as “precise as a surgeon”.

Despite all of the fame he had, there was also a dark side to it. There have been suspicions because he would make promoters of his concert pay in full before the shows would take place and all of it was given in cash.

Late in his teenage life, he was sent to a reformatory for three years. He was also charged of the transportation of an underage girl across states. He was then later convicted of tax evasion as well. He is indeed a man with a showman’s talent of not having to say much and only revealing just a little.