Rock'n'roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday at the age of 90.
In the hours following his death, musicians, celebrities, and loving fans shared tributes to and memories of the man who pioneered a genre.
With hits like “Johnny B. Goode” and "Roll Over Beethoven," Berry defined the sound and style of rock'n'roll in its earliest stage in the 1950s.
Twitter users dredged up particularly memorable moments in his long career—like when Berry played with the Beatles on the Mike Douglas Show in 1972—remembered his signature dance moves, and remarked on his singular impact on modern music.
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
R.I.P. Chuck Berry
— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
Music was changed forever by Chuck Berry’s indescribable impact. What a great life in music. pic.twitter.com/JA9sWI9MHg
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. - Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) March 18, 2017
Wow... Chuck Berry ... Rest In Peace. Just wow...
— JOE BONAMASSA (@JBONAMASSA) March 18, 2017
I love this Chuck Berry performance. Springsteen gladly takes a backseat here. https://t.co/SSCYrqcWk4
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) March 18, 2017
Oh 💔Chuck Berry.
— Garbage (@garbage) March 18, 2017
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 18, 2017
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) March 18, 2017
— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 18, 2017
Rest In Peace professor.
We will miss you Chuck Berry.
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news. https://t.co/4hbocKGkXH
— Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) March 18, 2017
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 18, 2017
Like any illegitimate kid, rock & roll had many plausible fathers. But Chuck Berry was always the most likely & DNA tests confirmed.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 18, 2017
— just call me Andy (@AndersonPaak) March 18, 2017
"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry"
John Lennon (with Chuck Berry)
Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972 pic.twitter.com/ViJtLblEwt
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck. pic.twitter.com/0TwpdDmw9e
— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) March 18, 2017
RIP to the King of Rock n' Roll, Chuck Berry. pic.twitter.com/rb778c5sWs
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry and John Lennon singing Johnny B. Goode. Rest with the angels. https://t.co/2ODWfAVqRt
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 18, 2017
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 18, 2017
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 18, 2017