Posted on by Walter Bryant

If you haven’t already heard through the countless tweets and Facebook posts, we are very saddened to report the passing of legendary musician, Chuck Berry. St. Charles Police department posted the following via Facebook….”St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18)”. “Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.”

A pioneer of Rock & Roll music, Chuck Berry brought an entirely new style to the fore-front, and has further inspired an endless number of the musicians we’ve come to admire today. This weekend, social media was flooded with posts from fans around the world expressing their sadness and offering their condolence the family of the Rock & Roll great. Among these many fans were many famous musicians expressing their appreciation for what he’d done for the world of music….

Bruce Springsteen writes…”Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock & roll writer who ever lived,” Brian Wilson writes…”I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing – a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock & Roll. Love & Mercy.” Paul Stanley of Kiss referred to Chuck Berry as” a cornerstone of all that is, was and will be Rock and Roll,” with Lenny Kravitz noting that “none of us would have been here without you.”

As musicians, fans, and enthusiasts of Rock & Roll music, all of us at The Zoo are terribly saddened by the loss of Chuck Berry, and offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the music legend. Nonetheless, the life and legacy of Chuck Berry lives on with his musical works and all of Rock music alike. Scroll below to view some of Chuck Berry’s most popular songs, including “Johnnie B. Goode”, “My Ding-A-Ling”, and “Nadine”.

RIP Chuck Berry  October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017