Remembering Chuck Berry…
Chuck Berry was found unresponsive in his home Saturday afternoon in Missouri. He was 90 years old. Here are some facts about the great Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend :
- He was among the first to be indicted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Frame in 1986.
- Rolling Stone ranked him 5th on “100 Greatest Artist of All-Time”.
- He’s 7th on the list of the “100 Greatest Guitarist”.
- Last fall he announced he was recording an album called “Chuck”.
- This was going to be his last Album, and it was dedicated to his wife.
- He went to jail in 1962 for abusing the Mann Act (transporting a minor crosswise over state lines for shameless purposes) after a young lady, who he met in Texas and employed to work in his St. Louis dance club, was captured for prostitution.
- In 1970 he was back in jail for tax evasion.
- “Johnnie B. Goode”, “My Ding-a-Ling,””Maybellene” were some of his hits.
- 2011 a statue was unveiled of chuck in St. Louis.
Chuck will be missed and his music will live on forever.
Written by Nicole Katherine