Remembering Music Icon Chuck Berry 10:37

Candice Alexander
March 21, 2017

Berry's family have also released a statement and provided an update on the release of his final album.

Rolling Stone named "Johnny B. Goode" the #1 Rock Guitar Song of all time.

"They were somehow an accepted form of musical danger that left me obsessed with a time and a world I would never quite touch fully - his mark were the bricks thrown through the closed storefront windows of small town USA's dying Main Street", Adams said.

They said they responded to an emergency at a Buckner Road property on Saturday afternoon where Berry was found unresponsive.

A statement on his Facebook page Monday shared plans to "reveal further details and music from the album this week".

'The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

New music is coming from Berry titled "Chuck," his first album since 1979's "Rock It".

Berry is survived by his wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs, daughters Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge, Ingrid Berry and Aloha Berry, and son Charles Berry Jr.

The success of "Johnny B. Goode" inspired Berry's followup songs "Bye Bye Johnny" and "Go Go Go", as well as his 1969 album Concerto in B. Goode and its almost 19-minute title track. "For me hearing Maybellene made me realize how much fun rock "n" roll could be, because it is a fun flawless rock "n" roll song and his songs were always fun". Over the course of his career with the Beatles, the lads from Liverpool played over a dozen different Berry songs at live shows and on recordings, which helped the band eventually evolve their own original (and iconic) take on the genre.

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