Remembering Chuck Berry…
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- 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.