Chuck Berry Dead at 90

 

St. Louis's own Chuck Berry passed away at the age of 90.  


Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis. 

In 1955 Chuck was signed to Chess Records in Chicago and that same year he had his first hit, “Maybelline” He followed it  with hits like “Roll Over Beethoven”,  “Rock and Roll Music”, “School Days”  “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Johnny B. Goode”

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley and even the Grateful Dead have covered Chuck Berry’s music.

It’s crazy to think that with all the ground breaking, influential songs of Chuck Berry, his only number one hit was “My Ding a Ling”   in 1972

Chuck Berry was the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His version of “Johnny B. Goode” blares through space coming from the Voyager space craft.

We were lucky to have been able to see Chuck Berry once a month at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill in the U. City Loop.

St. Louis and the world will miss Chuck Berry.

Vic Porcelli

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