Guest place by Joe Hoft
Yesterday it had been reported that St Louis Rock N Roll legend Chuck Berry had passed away in his residence outside town.
The fourth of six children, Chuck, was no choirboy. In the summertime of 1944 two buddies and he caught into his Oldsmobile to get a visit and robbed several shops in western Missouri to buy car repairs. The trio was broken on robbery and weapons charges when the Olds broke down near Columbia, and Berry spent in Jefferson City in the Algoa reformatory. It was first of three lengthy jail terms he’d function in his life.
Together with the encouragement of a nun, at Algoa, Berry developed his fascination with singing.
That has been the start of an iconic and long career in music marred by challenges using the law on several occasions.
This is a video of Chuck Berry with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Etta James singing – Rock ‘n’ Roll Music
Berry held a monthly job for a long time at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis. We will all miss him.
#ChuckBerry statue, Del Mar Loop, outdoor Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO. pic.twitter.com/mHiY2xWYAS
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