Rockers Congratulate Chuck Berry

08/01/2011
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(Gibson) A statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was unveiled on Friday in his hometown of St. Louis. The eight-foot statue was placed in University City.

"It's glorious I do appreciate it to the highest, no doubt about that," Berry told Rolling Stone. "That sort of honor is seldom given out. But I don't deserve it."

Many of music's elite stars, including Little Richard, Merle Haggard and Aerosmith's Joe Perry, sent their congratulations and appreciation to the rock and roll pioneer. Elvis Costello sent a taped message. "Congratulations to everybody for getting a beautiful statue of Chuck Berry put up in St. Louis where it belongs," Costello said. "I guess now the campaign begins to have another statue in every town that Chuck Berry mentioned in his songs." more on this story

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