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Boston, MA - FEBRUARY 26: 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.

Chuck Berry would’ve turned 91 today (October 18.)

When the guitar legend passed away earlier this year, every imaginable artist paid tribute to Berry and his trail-blazing career and rightfully so.  It’s impossible to think of what rock and roll would be without him.

In honor of his life and influential career, we gathered some of our favorite videos of other rock and roll greats talking about Berry, from his impact on music and even a few personal tales we’re sure will make you smile.

 

Eric Clapton on Chuck Berry’s influence on guitar playing

This awesome clip from 1986 shows Clapton explaining just how much Berry’s playing changed the sound of music as a whole.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.