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Rock Legend Chuck Berry Dies at 90


Chuck Berry, the iconic guitarist and singer-songwriter who pioneered early American rock 'n roll and inspired artists as diverse as Miles & Betty Davis to Bob Dylan to The Beatles, has passed away. He was 90.

 

Perhaps Berry's most iconic contribution to rock history is his 1958 song "Johnny B. Goode." The tune begins with a short ode to the Crescent City with the lyrics, "Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans / Way back up in the woods among the evergreens / There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood / Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode." 

 

St. Charles, MO police stated that officers were called to the musician's home at 12:40PM and found Berry unresponsive. He was pronounced on scene less than an hour later. No futher details have been released surrounding his death, at this time. 

 




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