At 90-years-old, the world on March 17 lost one of the most influential rock 'n' roll singers, songwriters and guitarists, Chuck Berry. A founding father to the genre, known for hits such as "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven," Berry spent more than 60 years rocking the music scene -- in fact, he was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His musical achievements also entered him into the Blue's Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame, landed him number six on Rolling Stone's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and this year he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
He paved the way for other rock 'n' roll legends such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, AC/DC and more. John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" Keith Richards, also a big fan of Berry, said, "Chuck Berry always was the epitome of rhythm and blues playing, rock 'n' roll playing. It was beautiful and effortless, and his timing was perfection." After Berry's death, Richards went on to call Berry "the grandaddy of us all" in Rolling Stone.