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Chuck Berry, Rock Star Legend, Dies At 90

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Chuck Berry, also known as the “father of rock-’n’-roll”, passed away at the age of 90 from natural causes on Saturday afternoon at his home in St. Charles, Missouri, on March 18th, 2017, according to nytimes.com

The musician was most famous for his hit song, “Roll Over Beethoven.” The Rolling Stones considered him as not only a great musician, but as “a master craftsman as a songwriter.” John Lennon, a Beatles member that died in 1980, stated, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry,'” reported cnn.com

In 1977, two Voyager spacecrafts were launched, a phonograph record went with the spaceship as it entered space. “Johnnie B. Goode” was one of the songs in the few phonograph records, according to cnn.com

“My view remains that I do not deserve all the reward directed on my account for the accomplishments credited to the rock ‘n’ roll bank of music,” wrote Chuck Berry in his autobiography, stated fox2now.com

Berry was also known for some unusual habits and run in’s with law enforcement. Usually before he did a show, he would make his concert promoters pay him full, and in cash only. Years later Berry was convicted of tax evasion. “He had he showman’s talent for saying much and revealing little,” stated fox2now.com

Although he had some dark sides, he truly did love music. “Rock is my child and my grandfather,” stated Chuck Berry. He was inspired to to play the guitar after singing in a school’s talent show, says fox2now.com

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