Yesterday, the world said goodbye to Chuck Berry, the iconic singer, songwriter, and guitarist universally acknowledged as one of the forefathers rock and roll music. From the way he played the electric guitar, to the way he performed live, to the youth-oriented, rebellious attitude of both his work and his overall persona helped lay the groundwork for virtually every popular artist that followed him.

Considering the immense scale of his influence on popular music, it comes without surprise that, in the 24 hours since news of his death broke, countless artists have spoken up to pay their respects and voice their appreciation of Berry’s towering talent and legacy. As we remember Chuck today, we’ve collected touching words and musical tributes from a diverse selection of musicians, scholars, and fans, all of whom had were affected by his greatness:

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!

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Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip

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