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Chuck Berry Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

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Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry listens as speakers talk about his career during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry listens as speakers talk about his career during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry can add yet another award to his trophy case.

The 86-year-old St. Louis native and rock `n’ roll legend received a lifetime achievement award Monday from the St. Louis Arts and Education Council. The event was at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

Berry is one of the pioneers of rock `n’ roll with a string of hits that included “Maybellene, “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Johnny B. Goode.” He still performs every month at Blueberry Hill in the St. Louis suburb of University City. A statue of him stands on the University City Loop.

The award ceremony marked the council’s 50th anniversary.

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