Legendary Rock 'n Roll Musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

Chuck Berry

Legendary rock n roll artist Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, People magazine reported Saturday.

A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department's Facebook page reads, "St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18)".

Despite the popularity of his music, Berry's only No. 1 hit was the song "My Ding a Ling".

Berry's career spanned seven decades with hits that defined the early years of Rock "N" Roll including "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven".

"I made records for people who would buy them".

Berry was known for his unconventional style of performing on stage, his trademark duckwalk, use of Gibson guitars and his dynamic blues-based guitar riffs, according to IMDB.

Rock "n" roll would sound very different without Chuck Berry's vast contribution.

As a teenager, Berry, born Charles Anderson Edward Berry to Martha and Henry Berry in St. Louis, Missouri, was convicted of an armed robbery and spent 1944 to 1947 in reform school. Chuck Berry was 90.

Berry recently released his first studio album in more than 35 years.



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