Chuck Berry: A Life in Pictures

Chuck Berry circa 1958 in Chicago. The legendary blues artist, and one of the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll, died at age 90. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Chuck Berry performs his famous "duck walk" as he plays his guitar, April 4, 1980. AP Photo
Chuck Berry performing at Cal Expo in Sacramento, 1976. Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Chuck Berry at the London Rock and Roll Show, Wembley Stadium, August 1972. Michael Putland/Getty Images
Chuck Berry on stage at the Star Club, June 1964, in Hamburg. Friedhelm von Estorff/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns
Chuck Berry performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands, 1995. Frans Schellekens/Redferns
Chuck Berry at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, May 1981. Chuck Fishman/Getty Images
Chuck Berry with his Gibson hollowbody electric guitar, 1958. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Chuck Berry in 1958. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Chuck Berry in a recording studio during the 1950s. GAB Archive/Redferns
Chuck Berry during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, Nov. 25, 2007. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez
Chuck Berry plays a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar as he performs onstage with his band including piano player Johnnie Johnson, circa 1957. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Keith Richards and Chuck Berry during the filming of the movie "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" at the Fox Theater on Oct. 16, 1986 in St. Louis. Paul Natkin/WireImage
Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry perform the Berry hit "Johnny B. Goode" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Sept. 2, 1995. AP Photo/Mark Duncan
Chuck Berry and Dave Edmunds at Madison Square Garden, 1989. L. Busacca/WireImage
Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry at the ninth annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria on Jan. 19, 1994. AP Photo/Ron Frehm
Little Richard, Chuck Berry & Bo Diddley during 2002 BMI Pop Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. L. Cohen/WireImage
Chuck Berry with Keith Richards at New York's Studio 54, Feb. 28, 1980. AP Photo/Vann
Michael Jackson and Chuck Berry at a Grammy Awards reception at Chasen's restaurant circa 1978 in Los Angeles. Brad Elterman/FilmMagic
Keith Richards, Neil Young and Chuck Berry during the finale of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards in New York, Jan. 24, 1986. AP Photo/Frankie Ziths
Chuck Berry at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 15, 1971. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Disc jockey and promoter Alan Freed at the WINS radio station with Chuck Berry and publisher Gene Goodman during a radio interview and broadcast in 1955. PoPsie Randolph/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Chuck Berry dances on stage at the Presidential Gala for President-elect Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, Jan. 19, 1993, at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta
Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, 1986. The concert is being filmed for a motion picture documentary titled "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll." AP Photo/James A. Finley
Chuck Berry performs during the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo on March 28, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Chuck Berry performs during the 'Legends of Rock 'n' Roll' concert in Zurich, July 5, 2000. AP PHOTO/Franco Greco
Chuck Berry performs at the Pageant Theater in St. Louis, Oct. 18, 2001, during his 75th birthday bash. AP Photo/James A. Finley
Chuck Berry plays the Congress Theatre in Chicago, Jan. 1, 2011.
Keith Richards and Chuck Berry at the Petrillo Band Shell in Chicago, June 7, 1986 Paul Natkin/WireImage
Chuck Berry, one of the biggest influences on pre-Beatles pop, during the 1960s. Evening Standard/Getty Images
Chuck Berry performs live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, 1973. Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns
Movie poster advertises the Italian release of Alan Freed's musical 'Rock, Rock, Rock', starring Chuck Berry, 1956. John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images
Chuck Berry performs in New York, Feb. 20, 1993. Steve Eichner/Getty Images
Chuck Berry performs at the Izvestia Hall on Oct. 20, 2013 in Moscow. Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty Images