John Berry (musician)

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John Berry, Jr. (August 29, 1963 – May 19, 2016) was an American punk-genre guitarist. He was born in New York. Berry was known for being an original member of the rap band Beastie Boys. He was known for creating the name of the band.[1] He joined the band in 1981, but left in 1983. His most famous album recorded with the band was "Polly Wog Stew".

Berry died from complications of dementia in a hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts on May 19, 2016, aged 52.[2]

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  1. Sarag Grant (May 19, 2016). "Original Beastie Boys Member John Berry Dead at 52". Rolling Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. Naja Rayne (May 19, 2016). "Original Beastie Boys Band Member John Berry Dead at 52". Retrieved May 20, 2016.

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