Rock & Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies at 90Posted: March 18, 2017
He was 90 years old.
The St. Charles Police Department said on its Facebook page that cops responded to a report of a medical emergency at Berry’s home at 12:40 p.m.
“Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques,” the police posting said.
“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.”
Police confirmed Berry’s identity and said his family requested privacy.
Berry’s music mixed blues and rhythm-and-blues, but had crossover appeal with white teens because his lyrics touched on what biography.com called “the universal themes of youth.”
“I made records for people who would buy them,” Berry once explained. “No color, no ethnic, no political — I don’t want that, never did.”
“He was singing good lyrics, and intelligent lyrics, in the ’50s when people were singing, ‘Oh, baby, I love you so,’ ” John Lennon once observed. … (read more)
Source: New York Post