Legendary recording artist, Chuck Berry died yesterday at the age of 90. Social media has been active with tweets and videos celebrating his life in music.
Former president Barack Obama took to Twitter to publish a statement about Berry for his 85 million followers.
Obama wrote, “Berry rolled over everyone who came before him — and turned up everyone who came after. We’ll miss you, Chuck. Be good.”
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We’ll miss you, Chuck. Be good.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
Chuck Berry was born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on October 18, 1926. He was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry helped develop rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive.
Here is a video about Berry:
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