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Chuck Berry through the years

Chuck Berry hit the Top 10 in 1955 with "Maybellene" and went on to influence generations of musicians. Among his other hits were "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven."

CIRCA 1958: Rock and roll musician Chuck Berry
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CIRCA 1958: Rock and roll musician Chuck Berry poses for a portrait holding his Gibson hollowbody electric guitar in circa 1958.

American guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs on
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American guitarist and singer Chuck Berry performs on stage with his guitar on April 4, 1980 at an unknown location. The drummer in background is not identified.

American guitarist and singer Chuck Berry is seen
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American guitarist and singer Chuck Berry is seen in this file photo April 4, 1980. One of the possible criminal charges scandalized New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer now faces is violating the Mann Act, which Berry was convicted under in 1959. It is an obscure nearly century-old federal law originally intended to prevent women and girls from crossing state lines "for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose." Berry was convicted of transporting an underage girl across state lines.

Chuck Berry is congratulated by Keith Richards as
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Chuck Berry is congratulated by Keith Richards as they perform together during a concert celebration for Berry's 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17, 1986. The concert is being filmed for a motion picture documentary titled "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll."

Rock and roll musician Chuck Berry performs his
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Rock and roll musician Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" on stage as he plays his guitar on April 4, 1980. The location is not known.

American singer and guitarist Chuck Berry poses with
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American singer and guitarist Chuck Berry poses with his Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him at the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Tuesday night, Feb. 28, 1984.

Chuck Berry dances on stage at the Presidential
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Chuck Berry dances on stage at the Presidential Gala for President-elect Clinton and Vice President Al Gore Tuesday night, January 19, 1993, at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.

Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for
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Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17, 1986. The concert is being filmed for a motion picture documentary titled "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll."

Wednesday, October,18, 2006- Chuck Berry, performs at Blueberry
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Wednesday, October,18, 2006- Chuck Berry, performs at Blueberry Hill, as he celebrates his 80th birthday tonight. Blueberry Hill is located at 6504 Delmar, in the University City Loop.

Chuck Berry in Concert at Commerce Ballpark -
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Chuck Berry in Concert at Commerce Ballpark - September 24, 2006 Commerce Ballpark Bridgewater, New Jersey United States September 24, 2006

This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck
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This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck Berry plays "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Berry will be honored this fall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Music Masters series.

Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for
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Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on February 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for
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Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17, 1986. The concert is being filmed for a motion picture documentary titled "Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll."

U.S. Rock'n Roll legend Chuck Berry arrives at
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U.S. Rock'n Roll legend Chuck Berry arrives at Ruzyne airport in Prague on Sunday, January 2, 2005. Berry will appear in the Czech capital as the climax of a rock gala celebrating rock'n roll legacy.

St. Louis native Chuck Berry, throws out a
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St. Louis native Chuck Berry, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, Friday, July 29, 2011, in St. Louis.

Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist
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Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, the last concert of his European tour.

Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist
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Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, the last concert of his European tour.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry talks about the death of his friend Johnnie Johnson Wednesday, April 13, 2005 with reporters at Blueberry Hill in University City, Mo. Johnson died Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Johnson and Berry teamed to produced such great hits as "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go."

One of the continuing projects of Joe Edwards,
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One of the continuing projects of Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill, shown Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, is the Walk of Fame, featuring stars placed in the sidewalks with plaques with a brief history of the honoree, all with ties to the St. Louis area. Visitors to the area along Delmar Blvd. in University City are often seen walking along reading some of the more than 100 stars. One of the first stars is of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry.

Little Richard and Chuck Berry on "The Tonight
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Little Richard and Chuck Berry on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002.

Chuck Berry performs at the Congress Theater on
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Chuck Berry performs at the Congress Theater on January 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

**FILE**Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" on stage
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**FILE**Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" on stage as he plays his guitar on April 4, 1980. The rock 'n' roll legend turns 80 Wednesday, Oct. 18,2006.

Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes
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Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France.

Bruce Springsteen, left , and Chuck Berry laugh
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Bruce Springsteen, left , and Chuck Berry laugh during the performance of the Berry hit "Johnny B. Goode" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday, Sept. 2, 1995. Berry was the opening act of the concert.

Legendary US singer and composer Chuck Berry, one
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Legendary US singer and composer Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock-and-roll, performs at a concert in Montevideo on April 15, 2013.

US musician Chuck Berry arrives on the red
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US musician Chuck Berry arrives on the red carpet of the Golden Camera awards in the German capital Berlin on February 6, 2008. Berry is set to receive the Goldene Kamera award for his life's work. The "Goldene Kamera" is a German media prize organized by TV magazine Hoerzu and awards celebrities in different national and international categories.

Musician Chuck Berry attends the 50th Annual BMI
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Musician Chuck Berry attends the 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards May 14, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA.

Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes
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Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France.

Little Richard and Chuck Berry were each honored
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Little Richard and Chuck Berry were each honored with the "Icon Award" at "The 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were
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Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley were each honored with the "Icon Award" at "The 50th Annual BMI Pop Awards" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

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