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Chuck Berry, Rock & Roll Innovator

Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called the Father of Rock 'n' Roll, was found dead this Saturday.

Berry wrote and recorded many American rock & roll classics including "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen".

"Berry took all-night hamburger stands, brown-eyed handsome men and V-8 Fords and turned them into the stuff of American poetry. By doing so, he gave rise to followers beyond number, bar-band disciples of the electric guitar, who carried his musical message to the far corners of the Earth."

Bruce Springsteen tweeted: "Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived."