Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry Passed Away!

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Chuck Berry passed away.

The real king of rock music has passed away. The "poet laureate" and "father" of rock 'n roll died Saturday. The legendary singer Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90.

The St. Charles County Police responded to the home of the legendary singer and found him unconscious. First responders were unsuccessful in reviving him and pronounced him dead.

One of the first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Berry was man who created rock through a mixture of rhythm and blues, country, western and a touch of a guitar.

Known for the hits like "Johnny B Goode," "Roll over Beethoven" and "Brown Eyed Handsome," Berry's career rocketed in the 1950s after signing a record deal with Chess Records at the behest of Muddy Waters, according to Rolling Stone. His hit single was "Maybellene" and it was the first time he secured a spot in the Billboard's Rock and Roll single chart.

Vanity Fair reports that Berry had an impact on so many people's lives. It was told that Carl Sagan chose "Johnny B Goode" as a part of a compilation called Earth Sounds of Music to be sent into space on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. It would be immortalized in a different way in 1985, in one of the most well-remembered scenes in Back to the Future.

He was slated to release his album in 2017, his first in nearly four decades.

Chuck Berry is a legend. You can't do rock without the legend.

Berry was born CHarles Edward Anderson in St. Louis in 1926.

He was survived by Themetta "Toddy" Berry and his four children.

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