The rock legend had announced in October, on his 90th birthday that he was releasing a new album.
The album, titled "Chuck," was to debut in 2017. It's his first new album in 38 years. [snip]
It's a fitting way for the musician, best known for his unforgettable tunes including "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "School Days," "Rock and Roll Music," "Back in the U.S.A." and "Memphis, Tennessee," to mark his birthday. With his catchy melodies, witty lyrics and trademark guitar riffs, Berry has had an immeasurable impact on rock music.
He directly influenced the early music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Kinks. Not surprisingly, Berry was among the first group of performers inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.Rest in peace, and enjoy your Promised Land.
BONUS: A few admirers --
I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing - a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. Love & Mercy— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 18, 2017
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
Thank you for everything Chuck Berry! We will never forget you! May you rest in peace now pic.twitter.com/cghZYSXETW— Bob Dylan (@Bob41Dylan) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017