"Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock "n" roll writer who ever lived", Bruce Springsteen tweeted Saturday.
And Beach Boys singer Brian feels the "Johnny B. Goode" singer's passing will affect all rock music lovers. Without question, Chuck was the most hard star I've even worked with. The two guitarists again collaborated in 1995 in a gala concert to open the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. For a man whose claim to the title of rock "n" roll's founding father remains a lively question, this quality-his distinctiveness as both a performer and a songwriter-is, perhaps, at the core of his legacy. Berry's rocking groove and comic spirit inspire Creedence Clearwater Revival's sci-fi "It Came Out of the Sky", while Seger's "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" consciously brings Berry's teen world into adult life. One important but perhaps sometimes overlooked key to Berry's success and influence was his ability to make records that nobody else could copy. His compositions were miles above any rock "n" roll songs being written in the '50s. He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. Berry's hybrid music, along with his charisma and showmanship, drew white as well as black listeners to the Cosmopolitan Club in St. Louis.
But Berry had tinkered with the lyrics. His "Memphis, Tennessee" is perhaps the most ambitious, as Berry sets up a surprise ending to a song seeming to lament the pain of romantic separation. Who would want to hear anybody else sing these songs?
Rocker Tom Petty, in a speech last month as he accepted a lifetime Grammy award, saw the imprisonment of Berry as part of long conspiracy against rock and its racially mixed origins. The pair, Escalante later told police, engaged in a sexual relationship, although Berry would later maintain that the teenager had told him she was 21 and that, despite checking into a shared motel room together, they had not had sexual contact.
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Citizens of those country are admitted into the USA under a visa waiver programme. That ban is now on hold over legal challenges.
Mr. Berry outlived all of his major rivals for the title of King of Rock "n" Roll except Little Richard, who is very much alive and still touring. "Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever".
They wrote: "Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock'n'roll".
Ironically for an artist considered the epitome of trailblazing American music, his only number one in either the United States or in the United Kingdom was recorded in Britain during a performance in Coventry.