He was a true pioneer Rolling Stones lead tributes to rock legend

first_img 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 By Cormac Fitzgerald Source: Mick Jagger/Twitter When I was 10 years old and I dreamed every night of moving to America, Chuck Berry played the soundtrack. He rocked the world. RIP.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 18, 2017 8,787 Views Source: Arnold/Twitter 13 Comments Short URL Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017 Source: Stephen King/Twitter Source: The Rolling Stones/Twitter Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA ImagesTHE ROLLING STONES, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and many others have paid their respects to rock n’ roll legend Chuck Berry who has died aged 90.Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as he brought together rhythm and blues, country guitar and a consummate stage showmanship.His 1958 hit Johnny B. Goode was so influential and recognisable that the US space programme chose it to represent rock music for potential extraterrestrial listeners on the Voyager spacecraft.His career was interrupted when he was arrested in 1959 under an obscure law for taking a 14-year-old girl across state lines for “immoral purposes.”The Mann Act – the act under which Berry was charged – was a vague law designed to crack down on organised prostitution. However, its vague language led to it being applied selectively in a number of cases, including Berry’s.Berry defended himself against allegations that he had slept with the young waitress. But he was convicted by an all-white jury and served a year and a half in prison.He had a huge influence on some of the world’s most famous musicians and there has been an outpouring of respect paid by the musical community.“The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock’n’roll & a massive influence,” the band wrote in a tweet. The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock’n’roll & a massive influence. pic.twitter.com/RT4NZH3KeQ— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 18, 2017 Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr also tweeted his tribute to Berry. R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017 Source: Lenny Kravitz/Twittercenter_img Source: Bruce Springsteen/Twitter Share Tweet Email Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger also paid tribute to Berry, crediting him as a huge inspiration. Source: #RingoStarr/Twitter Rock musician Lenny Kravitz, movistar Arnold Schwarzenegger and writer Stephen King were among the others to offer their condolences and pay their respect to the rock legend. – © AFP, 2017 – With reporting from Cormac FitzgeraldRead: Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90 http://jrnl.ie/3295388 His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017 Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 12:01 PM Mar 19th 2017, 12:01 PM ‘He was a true pioneer’: Rolling Stones lead tributes to rock legend Chuck Berry It was announced late last night that Berry had died, aged 90. Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 18, 2017 US rockstar Bruce Springsteen called Berry “rock’s greatest practitioner”, saying his death was a “tremendous loss of a giant for the ages”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

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