Rock legend Chuck Berry, who was the inspiration for legions of rockstars that came after him, collapsed during a performance Saturday and had to be helped from the stage.
Friends say the 84-year-old Mr. Berry is suffering from extreme fatigue from a very full concert schedule, but is recovering well at his home in Wentzville, Mo.
"I think it was just exhaustion," said Joe Edwards, a close personal friend, in an AP interview.
Mr. Berry was among the first practicioners of a new brand of music in the 50s called 'rockabilly,' which eventually became known as rock & roll. He was the inspiration for such groups as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Bruce Springstein.
Among his greatest hits are 'Maybellene,' 'Roll Over Beethoven' and 'Johnny B Good.'
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