Rock 'n Roll pioneer Chuck Barry has died. (Photo: Google Images)
Rock ‘n Roll pioneer Chuck Barry has died.
(Photo: Google Images)


ABC News
is reporting legendary Rock n’ Roll musician Chuck Berry has died. Dean Shabner of ABC News writes:

“St. Charles County, Missouri, police said they responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. Inside the home, first responders found an unresponsive man, but despite immediately administering lifesaving techniques, the 90-year-old man could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m., police said.”

 

Berry is one of the creators of rock and roll.  His hits include the songs “Maybellene” (1955),  “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958). Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on youth, the fast life, rebellion and  featuring guitar solos and showmanship. Berry was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

The St. Louis native was 90-years-old.

Read more at ABC News.

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