Musical stars have continued to be paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90.

US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers”.

The guitarist and songwriter died Saturday in the US state of Missouri after a seven-decade career.

Seen as one of the fathers of rock ‘n’ roll, he influenced generations of succeeding musicians, most notably The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

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Beatles drummer Ringo Starr quoted one of Berry’s own lyrics on Twitter, saying: “Just let me hear some of that rock ‘n’ roll music any old way you use it.”

He wrote he was playing Berry’s 1961 song I’m Talking About You, which was recorded by The Beatles at the BBC in 1963.

Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as “maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll”.

“His music and influence will last forever,” he added.

Rocker Alice Cooper tweeted that Berry was “the genesis behind the great sound of rock ‘n’ roll”.

“All of us in rock have now lost our father,” he said.

Motown legends The Jacksons tweeted: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck.”

Berry was known for trademark four-bar guitar introductions and quickfire lyrics that reflected the rebelliousness of 1950s teenagers. His hits included Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen.