"The First" "A Pioneer" "Icon" "The King"
These are the words that some of music's biggest names have used to describe Chuck Berry when reacting to his passing on social media. The rock and roll pioneer passed away on Saturday in Missouri. He was 90 years old. We're pretty sure, Beethoven rolled over to greet him.
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We'll miss you, Chuck. Be good.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
It's important to know that without Chuck Berry we would've never had The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and many others. RIP💔— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) March 19, 2017
incredibly sad to lose such a pioneer today. RIP chuck berry. pic.twitter.com/lHbH4N1bjk— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) March 19, 2017
Song of the day..."Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck Berry. RIP. Legend isn't a big enough word for you sir!! pic.twitter.com/xHN1IHw0zo— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) March 19, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
Wow... Chuck Berry.... RIP— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) March 19, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) March 18, 2017
Hail, Hail, Rock and Roll Legend. pic.twitter.com/43aG0n2J6k
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
He had a gtr style that influenced so many generations of players. Oh yes and how to write a great RnR song. Rest in peace dear Chuck https://t.co/bWQogYSyqw— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) March 18, 2017