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Remembering Music Icon Chuck Berry10:37


Chuck Berry, often called the "father of rock and roll," died on Saturday at age 90 in St. Charles, Missouri. He surged to prominence in the 1950s with his first hit "Maybellene" and other songs like "Johnny B Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man."

He had such a huge impact on music that John Lennon once said, "If you had tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'"


Tim Riley, professor of journalism at Emerson College, Boston-based music critic, and author of "Lennon: Man, Myth, Music." He tweets @triley60.

This segment aired on March 20, 2017.


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