Saturday, March 18, 2017

From Greatness to Glory: Grandfather of Rock & Roll Chuck Berry Dies at 90

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All the branches of the Rock -n-Roll tree can be traced to Chuck Berry. 
No other performer in the history of the music genre had a greater impact on more musicians than he.  In my opinion, Berry never got the acclaim or recognition he deserved from the general public.   

NY Post reports legendary rock-n-roll pioneer Chuck Berry died at his home in Missouri on Saturday, said police in St. Charles County, an area north of St. Louis.
Berry was 90 years old.
He was known for such hit singles as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” — 1950s chart-toppers that endure to this day.
St. Charles County police said on their Facebook page that they responded to a report of a medical emergency at Berry’s home at 12:40 p.m. Saturday.
“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 police said.
NY Times reports Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was 90.
The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page. The department said it responded to a medical emergency at a home and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.
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