Remembering Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, often revered as the "father of rock," has died at age 90.

ABC Photo Archives/Getty

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Rock 'n' roll musician Chuck Berry does the splits as he plays his Gibson hollowbody electric guitar in circa 1968.

John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty

Movie poster advertises the Italian release of Alan Freed's musical 'Rock, Rock, Rock', starring Chuck Berry, 1956.

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Rock 'n' roll musician Chuck Berry poses for a portrait holding his Gibson hollowbody electric guitar in circa 1958.

ABC Photo Archives/Getty

Chuck Berry in Concert, April 12, 1974.

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Guitarists Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry (on the left) relax backstage at Madison Square Garden in the concert movie 'Let the Good Times Roll' on May 6, 1972 in New York City, New York.

Ron Galella/Getty

Michael Jackson, LaToya Jackson, and Chuck Berry.

Paul Natkin/Getty

American musician Chuck Berry (left) and British musician Keith Richards on stage at the Fox Theater for a performance filmed as the 'Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll!' concert movie, St. Louis, Missouri, October 16, 1986.

L. Cohen/Getty

Little Richard, Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley during 2002 BMI Pop Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, United States.


(L to R, standing) Opera tenor Placido Domingo, actress Angela Lansbury, actor Clint Eastwood and (L to R, sitting) dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and rock-'n'-roller Chuck Berry pose for their 'family' photo as the 2000 Kennedy Center honorees at the conclusion of the State Department Gala Dinner, December 2, 2000 in Washington, DC. The Kennedy Center annually names five recipients for lifetime achievement in the arts.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Little Richard and Chuck Berry on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002.

Felix Ausin Ordonez / Reuters

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry poses for photographers during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007.