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Chuck Berry would’ve turned 93 today (October 18.)

When you think of just his influence, it’s impossible to think of what rock and roll would be without him.

In honor of his life and career, here are some videos of other rock and roll greats talking about Berry, from his impact on music and even a few personal tales that will surely 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.

 

Ronnie Wood and Paul McCartney on Chuck Berry, the lyricist

A lot of attention is paid to Berry’s guitar playing, but Wood and McCartney in this clip just can’t get enough of Berry iconic lyrics.

Paul McCartney and Ronnie on Little Richard and Chuck Berry

Paul McCartney chats about how he first met Ronnie Wood, and they talk about Little Richard and Chuck Berry's influence on their music. Paul didn't know the history of the blues, so for him Little Richard was the first guy he heard who sang like that!

 

Gene Simmons Eulogizes Chuck Berry

Simmons delivered a beautiful, poignant eulogy at Berry’s funeral that was simply perfection.

Gene Simmons On Chuck Berry: "Without Chuck Berry, I Wouldn't Be Here"

Kiss' Gene Simmons was among those to pay tribute to music legend Chuck Berry at his funeral on Sunday. Get the full story at: http://rol.st/2ojz2W3 Subscribe to Rolling Stone on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1uGwgGg Check out http://www.rollingstone.com for the latest news in music, culture, politics and more.

Bruce Springsteen recalls performing with Chuck Berry

Springsteen shares a lesson on spontaneity in this funny story about performing with Berry.

Springsteen - Chuck Berry Memory

Great clip from 4/28/73 when Bruce backed Chuck Berry

 

Keith Richards on getting punched by Chuck Berry

Keith and Chuck…what a fascinating, tumultuous friendship!  This might be the most charming story ever about someone getting punched in the face.

Chuck Berry Punched Keith Richards in the Face

Jimmy chats with Keith Richards about the inspiration behind his children's book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar, and how Keith became one of Chuck Berry's biggest hits.

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