Chuck Berry, 90
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Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry had a heart attack at the age of 90. His 50s hits include, “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.” But he got off to an unlikely start as he spent 3 years in reform school after a spree of car thefts and armed robbery when he was a young man. He went on to study hairdressing and cosmetology but discovered his true love was playing guitar and singing the blues. He married in 1948 and had four children. They were together until his death.