Rock ’n’ roll’s founding father Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday, March 18, at the age of 90. The pioneering guitarist and singer was responsible for iconic songs such as “Johnnie B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “You Never Can Tell” and more.
Country stars Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley and more posted remembrances of Chuck on social media over the weekend.
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 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
Thanks Chuck. Vid Credit to somebody at the bar tonight… pic.twitter.com/EMF7BuqKqL
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) March 19, 2017
First licks I learned were from Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” He was an inspiration both as performer and songwriter🙏🏽
Rest easy Daddy-O pic.twitter.com/ZZXcUU7GM2
— Frankie Ballard (@FrankieBallard) March 19, 2017
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) March 18, 2017
“Chuck Berry songs, fool.”
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) March 18, 2017
The greatest rock and roll lyricist ever has passed away at 90
Chuck Berry rest in peace.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 18, 2017
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