The Clintons Pay Tribute to Chuck Berry

President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton are mourning the loss of rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry, who died at the age of 90 on Saturday (March 18).

The Clintons wrote in a statement that they are longtime fans of Berry’s music, and that the rock legend performed at the president’s inaugurations, and at the White House for his 25th Georgetown reunion.

“The man was inseparable from his music -- both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music,” the statement reads. 

During his storied career, Berry's revolutionary sound and hits like “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling," “Sweet Little Sixteen" and “Johnny B. Goode” inspired many, and had a profound impact on the Billboard charts.

Read their full statement below.

“Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember. The man was inseparable from his music -- both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music. Chuck played at both my inaugurations and at the White House for my 25th Georgetown reunion, and he never slowed down, which is why his legend grew every time he stepped on stage. His life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and his countless friends and fans.”