This file photo taken on July 10, 1981 shows US rock singer Chuck Berry plays in concert in Vienne, Isère France on July 10, 1981 at the start of his European tour. AFP / NOVOVITCH
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Whatever the music was named, Bruce Springsteen, one of many artists heavily influenced by Berry, said the man was indispensable."Roll Over Beethoven," 1956, was almost a rock'n'roll manifesto as the charismatic Berry urged the DJ to switch off the classical records and turn to the youth's new music.Other hits included "Maybellene," which brought a guitar edge to a popular fiddle tune, and "Sweet Little Sixteen," in which Berry hailed rock'n'roll's sweep across the U.S.Mick Jagger hailed Berry as an inspiration Saturday.In a surprise, Berry last year celebrated his 90th birthday by announcing that he had recorded his first album in 38 years. Entitled simply "Chuck," the album is slated to be released sometime this year.Berry dedicated it to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry.
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