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Chuck Berry Honor.. "It's An Outrage.."

Calling it a misuse of tax dollars, a former St. Louis city official  tried to put a halt to next month’s dedication of an eight-foot statue honoring Chuck Berry.  The statue has already been completed, and will pay tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer… there in his home town.  Yes, he does have a criminal record, obviously an outrage.  We know how rare that is among rock icons.  Despite the commotion, it appears the dedication will go on as planned.  Club owner Joe Edwards, who helped fund the project, said “St. Louis needs to accentuate the positive… Chuck Berry is called the father of rock n roll.  He’s revered by historians and musicians around the world.”  The statue will stand in a new plaza that will also feature illuminated walls with laser-engraved musical notes of “Johnny B. Goode,”  and the concrete curbs along the street near the plaza will be etched with the lyrics of Chuck Berry songs.  Pretty cool. affendaddy photo

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06/28/2011 9:35AM
Chuck Berry Honor.. "It's An Outrage.."
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