Chuck Berry – Dead at 90
Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music is dead at the age of 90.
Barry is known for his songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958). He refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and music featuring guitar solos and showmanship that were a major influence on subsequent rock music.
He recently announced the release of his latest album title “Chuck” of which he dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry (Toddy). When he completed the work on the album, he is quoted as say “now I can hang up my shoes”.