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RIP Chuck Berry

March 18, 2017 | People

Police say that legendary rock n’ roll musician Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90-years-old.

First responders were called to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at about 12:40pm Saturday. They found an unresponsive man inside the home. They started administering lifesaving techniques. St. Charles Police say he could not be revived. Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26pm.

St. Charles Police sat they have confirmed the identity of the man to be Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.

Berry was born in The Ville neighborhood of north St. Louis in 1926, where he attended Sumner High School. His home, on Whittier Avenue, is on the National Register of Historic Places. That’s where he lived in the 1950’s when he recorded many of his biggest hits.

Berry just released his first new studio album in more than 35 years. The album called “Chuck” was recorded in St. Louis-area studios.

Jimmy Marsala, a bassist in Berry’s longtime band, suggests the new album took so long to come together because Berry wanted to make sure it lived up to everyone’s expectations. His last studio album was “Rock It” in 1979.

Elvis recorded the Berry-songs Maybelline, Memphis Tennessee, Too Much Monkey Business, Johhny B. Goode and Promised Land (and Brown Eyed Handsome man informally).

Gorse wrote on March 19, 2017
Chuck, quite rightly acknowledged as one of the pioneering greats in the popularisation of Rock and Roll, and a big influence on the big British bands of the early 60's lived a life which to say the least was very controversial. Elvis did fine with some of his greatest compositions but I was never convinced that Chuck, a seemingly spiky individual, really liked or appreciated our boy.
circleG wrote on March 19, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. Credit where credit is due, he was ahead of his time and the 50s wouldn't have been the same without him but as Gorse said a controversial man to say the least.
Ton Bruins wrote on March 20, 2017
As a person he was a real pain in the ass. But we have to give him credit for his music and songs. He played the purest Rock and Roll than anyone else ! But a very difficult person to say the least. His music is legendary !
wildfishie wrote on March 21, 2017
Thank you Chucky Berry for MGM's having to remove Johnny B Goode from the intro of the Elvis On Tour DVD. I really couldn't care less about Berry. You read his biography and see how obnoxious he was.