Sadly, another legend has left us. Iconic musician Chuck Berry had died at 90. Berry, as many of you know, was the author of so many classics such as Johnny B.Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Maybelline which paved the way for future generations of fans and musicians. It was nice to see that many well known musicians acknowledged and honored the passing of Berry.
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. – Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. – KU — Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
The Jacksons tweeted: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock ‘n’ roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You, Chuck.”
Writer Stephen King said Berry’s death “breaks my heart.”
The Rolling Stones have said they are “deeply saddened” by the death of Chuck Berry, describing him as a “true pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and a massive influence on us.”
Finally, the “Boss” himself weighed in:
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
The man will be missed for sure. Thank you for everything that you did for us Mr. Berry.