Family and friends pack service for Chuck Berry

Music legend Chuck Berry was remembered by friends and fellow musicians at his funeral Sunday. Simmons said Berry had a tremendous influence on him as a musician, and he worked to break down racial barriers through his music. A private funeral service and celebration for music legend Chuck Berry has begun, with mourners slowly walking past his open casket. Family and friends of the rock ‘n’ roll legend have filled the St. Louis music club where Sunday’s private service is being held. Fans young and old are filing into a St. Louis music club to pay their final respects to rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry, who died last month at age 90. The musician behind hits such as Johnny B. Goode, ”Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven had a profound influence on rock ‘n’ roll, from garage bands to stadium acts such as the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The musician behind hits such as Johnny B. Goode, ”Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven had a profound influence on rock ‘n’ roll, from garage bands to stadium acts such as the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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