Gene Simmons Pays Tribute To Chuck Berry As He Recalls Being Asked To Do The Eulogy At His Funeral
Gene Simmons, who is the bass guitarist and co-founder of KISS, took his official Twitter account to share a new post and showed his respect to legendary singer Chuck Berry.
Chuck Berry was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music and he nicknamed the ‘Father Of Rock And Roll.’ He is known for iconic songs like ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode.’ Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 90 in 2017.
For his funeral, Chuck Berry’s family asked Gene Simmons to give a eulogy, and Gene didn’t reject this offer. After reading the comments that H.E.R gave about Chuck Berry, Gene wanted to share his feelings and thoughts about that day.
While paying his tribute to the legendary vocalist, Gene also said that it was an honor to have been asked by Berry’s family to do a eulogy for Berry’s funeral. In this way, he showed his respect for the iconic rock and roll singer.
American singer H.E.R about Chuck Berry:
“There’d be no Elvis without Chuck Berry. There would be no Led Zeppelin… no Beatles… no Country music without the Blues… it’s important to recognize that everything comes from somewhere and Black music has made such an impact on popular music.”
Here is what Gene Simmons said:
“Amen! And it was an honor to be have been asked by the Berry family to do the Eulogy at the Chuck Berry funeral.”
You can check out the post below.
Amen! And it was an honor to be have been asked by the Berry family to do the Eulogy at the Chuck Berry funeral. https://t.co/7IKVE1TTAI
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 17, 2021