Chuck Berry's music sales explode after his death Saturday

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Perhaps Berry's most famous song, "Johnny B Goode" has been covered by many artists over the years, including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Judas Priest.

Bruce Springsteen wrote, "Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist and the greatest pure rock "n" roll writer who ever lived".

Tim Riley, professor of journalism at Emerson College, Boston-based music critic, and author of "Lennon: Man, Myth, Music". A statement on his Facebook page Monday shared plans to "reveal further details and music from the album this week".

According to a statement released by Berry's estate following his death, the new LP - titled Chuck and announced past year on the guitarist's 89th birthday - is still very much in the works.

Over the weekend, Joe Edwards, the owner of the Blueberry Hill club in St. Louis where Berry performed regularly, said the tracks he's heard off CHUCK, are "sensational".

Much has been written about the game changing nature of Bob Dylan's performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, but an arguably more influential show took place in the same town seven years earlier. Ultimate Classic Rock reports that St. Charles (Mo.) County police responded to a medical emergency around 12:40PM on Saturday, where they found Berry unresponsive. They immediately administered lifesaving techniques, however they we're not able to revive the 90-year-old Berry.

"When my grandchildren ask, what was rock "n" roll?"

Hailed as "The Father of Rock and Roll", Chuck Berry's signature guitar work, poetic songwriting and inspired showmanship have influenced every Rock and Roll musician to follow him.

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