Singers and celebrities from India on Sunday mourned the demise of rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry, who died at 90.
Berry, who is popular for his 1950s hits like ‘Johnny B. Goode’, ‘Roll over Beethoven’ and ‘Sweet little sixteen’, died on Saturday.
Singer Benny Dayal paid his respects to ”the father of rock n roll” by tweeting: “We will miss you Chuck. One of the greatest innovators to have lived.”
R.I.P the father of rock n roll . We will miss u chuck. One of the greatest innovators to have lived. pic.twitter.com/u2KQRbbmvf
— Benny Dayal (@Benny_Dayal) March 19, 2017
Ehsaan Noorani of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy fame, credited Berry as “the man who created rock n roll guitar”, while singer Adnan Sami said he “learned so much about rock n roll from him”.
“Rest in Peace. ‘Johnny B Goode’ in Heaven… Genius, pioneer, legend. Chuck Berry,” Adnan wrote.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani, who hailed Berry as an “inventor” and “pioneer”, said: “Mere words can’t describe his legacy. If rock ‘n’ roll is the devil’s music, the original devil has left us. Chuck Berry.”
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) March 19, 2017
Actor Randeep Hooda tweeted: “C’est la vie Chuck Berry father of rock ‘n’ roll. Not many a rockstar live to be old, you beat them at 90. RIP Chuck Berry. Johnny’ll be good up there.”
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 19, 2017