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Chuck Berry plays the Congress Theatre in Chicago, 1/1/11

Chuck Berry plays the Congress Theatre in Chicago, 1/1/11

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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) – Music legend Chuck Berry will make his 200th performances at Blueberry Hill in University City this week, and he hopes to make 200 more.

At 87, the rock `n’ roll legend famous for “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Johnny B. Goode” and many other hits says he’s not ready to retire. Berry, a St. Louis native, has been performing in the Duck Room at the Blueberry Hill venue on the Delmar Loop since 1996. He plans his 200th performance on Wednesday.

Berry told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he’ll keep going for as long has he can. He says performing is in his genes.

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