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Music Fraternity Mourns Loss of Chuck Berry, 90

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Outpouring of tributes for Chuck Berry, 90

Tributes have come thick and fast for the man dubbed 'The father of Rock n' Roll', Chuck Berry, who passed away on Saturday. Berry was influential in the definition of rock music, the singer-songwriter famous for hits such as 'Johnny B. Goode', 'Memphis', 'My Ding-A-Ling', 'Maybelline' and 'Sweet Little Sixteen'. 

The music legend was farewelled over the weekend from many on social media:

In 1985, Berry won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy and was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He paved the way for a long list of music legends with his unique showmanship. 

Last year, Berry announced that he would be releasing a new album, his first in almost four decades. The album, Chuck, will be released later this year on a still undisclosed date.

Photo By Pickwick (Billboard, page 59, 25 November 1972) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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