Fans paid their last respects to music legend Chuck Berry, who died last month at the age of 90.
They were allowed to examine Chuck Berry’s body at the Pageant Club in St. Louis, Missouri, before a private family funeral on April 9.
As fans walked past the open casket, a musician played some of Chuck Berry’s greatest hits.
Chuck Berry died in Missouri after a seven-decade career.
Among those who paid tribute to the rock’n’roll legend on April 9 was Kiss rocker Jean Simmons.
Former President Bill Clinton sent a letter praising “one of America’s greatest pioneers in rock and roll.”
“He captivates audiences around the world,” the letter says, “and his music speaks of the hopes and dreams we all had.
Hillary and I grew up listening to him.
Chuck Berry played in both inaugurations of President Bill Clinton.
When Chuck Berry’s private service began, the Rev. Alex Peterson told the crowd that the purpose of the day was to “celebrate Berry in rock’n’roll style.”
Among the floral arrangements was a guitar-shaped one sent by the Rolling Stones.
Seen as one of the fathers of rock and roll, Chuck Berry influenced generations of future musicians, most notably the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.
Chuck Berry is known for the trademark with four-stroke guitar introductions and fast-fire lyrics that reflect the disobedience of teenagers from the 1950s.
He received a Grammy for life in 1984 and was among the first to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1926 and has his first hit, Mabel, in 1955