Chuck Berry (Facebook)

Rock & Roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died.

The nonagenarian was pronounced dead at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri today, March 18, 2017. Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., who went by the stage name Chuck Berry, was among the first group of performers inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Dubbed the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry wrote his own material and loved Muddy Waters.


Chuck Berry album (Facebook)

Five months to the day, on his 90th birthday, October 18, 2016, he announced he was releasing a new album. The eponymous album, Chuck will be his first new album in 38 years. He recorded the new project in his native St. Louis hometown with his longtime backing group, which includes his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry.

Berry’s 1950s hits including “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybellene.”

Berry received a Grammy “Lifetime Achievement” Award (1984), received a Kennedy Center Honor (2000) and was presented with Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize (2014).

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  • nosey rosy

    this man was the first prince ever! he was the man james brown copied and the beettle used his music , elvis used his funky style and prince and all of them stole his hair do and his splits , he was the first rock in roll anything that word personifys him only then others after him this man never got the recognition he deserve and the new generation dont honor his because no one told them he was that legendary he was around my grandma era and a great man rip chuck berry still looked young til he died