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 at his home, in St. Charles, Missouri, near Wentzville, Missouri, on March 18th, 2017, according to nytimes.com.

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,’” quoted 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.

There was also a “suspicious” side of Berry. Usually, before he did a show, he would make his concert promoters pay him fully, and in cash only. Years later he was convicted of tax evasion. “He had he showman’s talent for saying much and revealing little,” stated fox2now.com.

Despite the negative things Berry has done, he has been quoted stating, “Rock is my child and my grandfather,” reported fox2now.com.