Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry, Rock 'N' Roll's Poet Laureate, R.I.P.

Legendary singer, guitarist, and songwriter Chuck Berry, the artist who helped defined Rock 'n' Roll music, passed away on Saturday from pneumonia at age 90.

The St. Charles, Missouri Police Department confirmed Mr. Berry's passing on its' Facebook page after attempts to save his life proved futile.

It appeared that in writting all of those hit songs, Chuck had a better feel of what teenagers in the mid and late 1950s wanted than the teenagers themselves.

Chuck will be remembered for such hits as "Maybelline" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "School Day" (1957), "Rock 'N' Roll Music" (1957), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (1958), and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), amongst many, many others.

You can find a more detailed look at Chuck's life and career right here.

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