It won’t be long before fans have their choice of hundreds of tributes to rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who passed away Saturday at 90.
RIP Rock n Roll pioneer Chuck Berry found dead at home. He was 90. via USAToday
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) March 18, 2017
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It’s just about impossible to picture Berry not holding a six-string, but fellow music legend Charlie Daniels made a point in his farewell to Berry to acknowledge him for his words above his distinctive vocals and guitar riffs.
The greatest rock and roll lyricist ever has passed away at 90
Chuck Berry rest in peace.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 18, 2017
@CharlieDaniels "C'est la vie said the old folks, goes to show you never can tell…."
— MEMUS INFIDEL (@dynamex) March 18, 2017
Seconded by John Stamos.
One of the most underrated lyricists- #RIPChuckBerry
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) March 18, 2017
Adios, Chuck Berry. Guitar hero, sure. But a great lyricist, too. pic.twitter.com/0BLEPLZMx5
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) March 18, 2017
@CharlieDaniels One of the true greats. He will be missed by so many of us. RIP
— Allen E. Rizzi (@allen_rizzi) March 18, 2017
— David Helmbrecht (@arailroadguy) March 18, 2017
Berry was a pioneer in more ways than one, so much so that alien life forms might learn English from one of his legendary hits.
When NASA launched Voyager I in 1977, an album onboard to explain music to extraterrestrials had Johnny B. Goode. https://t.co/74gmzqqZ0u
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. pic.twitter.com/xXcG3U4ZvZ
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. #Icon
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) March 18, 2017
Music was changed forever by Chuck Berry’s groundbreaking impact. What a great life in music. pic.twitter.com/lKEpb6xaK7
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. – Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
RIP GENIUS! #CHUCKBERRY has vacated this realm.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 18, 2017
— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. Without him Rock n Roll wouldn't be what it came to be. https://t.co/H44LMiaR8f
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 18, 2017
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
Chuck Berry. It's just jerry Lee, fats and little Richard now. Damn.
— ken ehrlich (@grammyken) March 18, 2017
"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." – John Lennon
— Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein) March 18, 2017
— Brian J. Haddad (@BrianJHaddad) March 18, 2017
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Here are a few more nice words about Berry’s lyrical skills from one Mick Jagger.
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
I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing – a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. Love & Mercy
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 18, 2017
Rest In Peace Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/mBIVYnOaCu
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) March 19, 2017