Chuck Berry, Key Pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Chuck Berry, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who established the form and the themes of the music with his slyly funny, rhythmically propulsive ’50s hits, such as “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” has died. He was 90.

  • R.I.P.

  • mobuyus

    Chuck Berry is why I went from Classical to Rock Guitar. R.I.P.

  • vimy

    My favorite Chuck song……and it was the background singer that makes it for me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58DVVj-ZeYA

    Miss him already.

  • Waffle

    Oh no!! I was looking forward to his new album!! Does anyone know what is happening with it? Was lucky enough to hear him live at the Gardens.

    R.I.P.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    What great stuff to drive to! A class act.

  • Spatchcocked

    He duckwalking thru da Pearly Gates now.

  • SDMatt

    The architect of Rock N Roll guitar.

  • Waffle

    Here’s a little something for the time when ‘cultural appropriation” was o.k.

    https://youtu.be/wzKd0aiaK4c

    • Mal

      Hey, I was just writing about that when you posted. Good one!

      • Mal

        Whoops. Up-arrowed my own comment, instead of yours. Sorry!

  • Mal

    Helluvva guy to choose to muck about with, money-wise, or other wise. He used to travel pretty light, using only local musicians for backup. And, if you were the promoter, you paid for his services up-front, Slick.
    Did anyone else watch that film with Keith Richards? Jeez.

  • mauser 98

    One of the best…yet despised by some of the biggest names in rock…Keefer hated him..many stories about how miserable he was…the greats often are

    • Mal

      Good thing Richards was still a young man when Berry clocked him for his trouble. If it had happened these days, who knows how poor old Keef would’ve fared?

      • mauser 98

        read Barry would steal amps , guitars of other performers in lieu of being robbed by record companies

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In honor of this giant of pop music, we must sing our alma mater.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgS6nqzzRCQ

  • Waffle

    I post this one with great reservations:

    https://youtu.be/Ft2MbCpmYUI

  • Slickfoot

    There’s a capsule named Voyager, launched many years ago aimed at the galaxy center with information on earth, humanity etc, there are diagrams of male and female humans, mathematics and To top it all off, a recording of Chuck Barry’s Johnny B Goode.

  • bob e

    RIP Chuck .. great tunes.
    Awesome post boss. bess’ one I done seen ..

  • Man_with_Hat

    Went to the Legion tonight and sang Johnny B Goode, Roll over Beethoven and Bob Segers’ Rock and Roll never forgets. Great homage line, All of Chucks children playing his licks.