Photos: Chuck Berry leaves behind rock ‘n’ roll legacy

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FILE – In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90.

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FILE – In this April 4, 1980 file photo, guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs his “duck walk” as he plays his guitar on stage. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90.

American rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and guitarist Charles 'Chuck' Berry, one of the biggest influences on pre-Beatles pop.    (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter and guitarist Charles ‘Chuck’ Berry, one of the biggest influences on pre-Beatles pop. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1st August 1972:  Rock 'n' roll legend, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry arrives at Heathrow Airport with his wife Thematta.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Rock ‘n’ roll legend, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry arrives at Heathrow Airport with his wife Thematta on Aug. 1 1972: (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

circa 1972:  Rock 'n' roll great Chuck Berry in good spirits at Heathrow Airport with his wife.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Circa 1972: Rock ‘n’ roll great Chuck Berry in good spirits at Heathrow Airport with his wife. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

6th May 1977:  Hugely influential singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry, (Charles Edward Anderson), performing on stage with his guitar at the Birmingham Odeon in England.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
May 6, 1977: Hugely influential singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry, (Charles Edward Anderson), performing on stage with his guitar at the Birmingham Odeon in England. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1st March 1975:  Legendary rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and  guitarist Chuck Berry checks in at the airport, March 1975.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
March 1, 1975: Legendary rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry checks in at the airport, March 1975. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

"Hail, hail rock and roll" -- Chuck Berry's 'School Days' 45 rpm record on display. From the 1950s through the 1970s, singles offered an inexpensive way for young people to own music. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
“Hail, hail rock and roll” — Chuck Berry’s ‘School Days’ 45 rpm record on display. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 199 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during the "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll" at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Berry headlined the show that also featured appearances by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (Michele Limina/Keystone via AP)
FILE – In this Tuesday, July 28, 199 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during the “Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Berry headlined the show that also featured appearances by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90.

Little Richard and Chuck Berry on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002. Photo by 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. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Singer Chuck Berry performs at the ‘Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll’ concert at the Zenith on Nov. 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Singer Chuck Berry performs at the ‘Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll’ concert at the Zenith on Nov. 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Singer Chuck Berry performs at the ‘Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll’ concert at the Zenith on Nov. 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were each honored with the "Icon Award" at "The 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were each honored with the “Icon Award” at “The 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards” at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck Berry plays "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry will be honored this fall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Music Masters series. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
FILE — This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck Berry plays “Johnny B. Goode” at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry will be honored this fall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Music Masters series. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

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FILE — In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry performs “Johnny B. Goode” at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry is set to release his first new studio album in more than 35 years. The album, titled “Chuck,” will be available in 2017. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Boston, MA - FEBRUARY 26: Elvis Costello watches at honoree Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on February 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)
Elvis Costello watches at honoree Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on Feb. 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

Red Cadillac Eldorado owned by Chuck Berry 1973 (Photo courtesy Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)
Red Cadillac Eldorado owned by Chuck Berry 1973 (Photo courtesy Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)

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American rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and guitarist Charles 'Chuck' Berry, one of the biggest influences on pre-Beatles pop.    (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
1st August 1972:  Rock 'n' roll legend, singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry arrives at Heathrow Airport with his wife Thematta.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
circa 1972:  Rock 'n' roll great Chuck Berry in good spirits at Heathrow Airport with his wife.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
6th May 1977:  Hugely influential singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry, (Charles Edward Anderson), performing on stage with his guitar at the Birmingham Odeon in England.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1st March 1975:  Legendary rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter and  guitarist Chuck Berry checks in at the airport, March 1975.  (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
"Hail, hail rock and roll" -- Chuck Berry's 'School Days' 45 rpm record on display. From the 1950s through the 1970s, singles offered an inexpensive way for young people to own music. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 199 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during the "Legends of Rock 'n' Roll" at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Berry headlined the show that also featured appearances by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (Michele Limina/Keystone via AP)
Little Richard and Chuck Berry on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were each honored with the "Icon Award" at "The 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
FILE - This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck Berry plays "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry will be honored this fall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Music Masters series. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
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Boston, MA - FEBRUARY 26: Elvis Costello watches at honoree Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on February 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)
Red Cadillac Eldorado owned by Chuck Berry 1973 (Photo courtesy Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)

WASHINGTON — Legendary rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry has died at 90,  police in Missouri have confirmed.  St. Charles County police said the rock legend was found unresponsive inside a home near St. Louis and could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s a photographic look at his legacy.

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