By: Renee Grant
Over the weekend, Blues and Rock legend Chuck Berry was found unresponsive in his Missouri home. He was pronounced dead on Saturday, March 18th at the age of 90 years old.
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The icon is credited by many as being a founding father of the Rock N’ Roll genre, and artists such as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty immediately took to social media to express their admiration of the late musician. See their reactions below.
The first time I saw Chuck Berry he recited his poetry halfway through the set (what i remembered later of one of the poems was the starting point for my song The Mystery Zone.) He was charming and loose and full of personality. He did at least a half dozen duckwalks that night. He was 80 years old. John Lennon said: “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry."