On Saturday, the world lost an icon of modern music. Chuck Berry died at the age of 90.
Chuck Berry was more than a mere musician. He changed the music industry as we know it to be today. Blending a bit of country music with the blues music that was part of the African-American culture in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, he created a whole new genre of music. He paved the way for artists such as Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens,James Brown, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, etc.
Beloved for generations, his music appeals to everyone. There is nothing so appealing as a song with lyrics that anyone can sing along with and a melodie that anyone can dance to. That was Chuck Berry’s music.
RIP Chuck. You are gone, but never forgotten.