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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‚Äôs 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‚Ķ 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 ‚ÄúSt. Louis needs to accentuate the positive‚Ķ Chuck Berry is called the father of rock n roll.¬† He‚Äôs revered by historians and musicians around the world.‚Ä̬† The statue will stand in a new plaza that will also feature illuminated walls with laser-engraved musical notes of ‚ÄúJohnny B. Goode,‚Ä̬† 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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