Celebrities and fellow musicians react to the news that music legend, Chuck Berry, dies at his home aged 90 years old
This weekend the world remembered a musician who will go down in history for changing the musical landscape forever. On March 19th, 2017 it was announced that Chuck Berry had passed away at his home near St Louis at the age of 90. Later that day this annuncement was published on the musician’s website:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Chuck Berry – beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather – passed away at his home today at the age of 90. Though his health had deteriorated recently, he spent his last days at home surrounded by the love of his family and friends. The Berry family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry pioneered the rock and roll genre in the 1950s which had a monumental effect on the future of not only the music but also the culture and society of the following 60 years.His showmanship and energetic playing technique inspired countless acts who went on to influence culture themselves, such as The Beatles, The Rolling stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and AC/DC. Here is a selection of tributes to Mr Berry from Barack Obama, Zakk Wylde, Ronnie Wood, Lenny Kravitz and others, which we found on social media from artists who owe a lot to the man who Brian May calls, “The greatest inspiration to us all”:
— Gregg Allman (@GreggAllman) March 19, 2017
Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
GOD BLESS The ROCK N’ ROLL PONTIFF CHUCK BERRY – 1926/2O17 – tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/QaWMdlTHFz
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) March 19, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 19, 2017
So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era ?. He was one of the best and my inspiration ?, a true character indeed. pic.twitter.com/OnT8YXZpPn
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 18, 2017
— The Doors (@TheDoors) March 19, 2017
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We’ll miss you, Chuck. Be good.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
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