Chuck Berry, the innovator, the pioneer, the legend, the founding father of rock and roll has died at the age of 90.
He was the architect of the 12 bar Blues, the only rock musician to have his song sent into outer space and of course, the inventor of the legendary duck walk. He inspired generations and his music will live on forever.
Like Little Richard was to Bowie, Chuck Berry was to Jagger. It was his poetic lyrics and his relentless electric guitar riffs, which crafted the way and formed a path for bands like the Rolling Stones, to evolve out of the 60s and continue to rock throughout the ages. He never stopped touring and was performing right through to his final days.