Musical Tributes Pouring In for Late, Great Chuck Berry

Legendary musician Chuck Berry sits on a stage next to a statue of himself during its dedication Friday, July 29, 2011, in University City, Mo. The statue of the St. Louis native was dedicated near Blueberry Hill, the University City club where the octogenarian still performs monthly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mick Jagger led the barrage of celebrity tributes to legendary guitarist Chuck Berry, who died at 90 Saturday at his home in the St. Louis area. ‘I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry’s passing,’ The Rolling Stones lead singer, 73, tweeted of the vanguard musician. ‘I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. ‘His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever.’

 

 

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said on Instagram: ‘Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of silence is definitely in order. RIP’

 

 

 

Lenny Kravitz wrote, ‘Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!’

 

 

 

 

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