Chuck Berry At Statue Dedication in U. City

Chuck Berry (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry makes his remarks during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refereed to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Chuck Berry (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry and his wife Themetta thank fans, following a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry rocks to the beat of "Johnny B. Goode" his signature song, during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry (L) Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards and Ron Isley (R) of the Isley Brothers, pose for a photograph before the statue dedication for Chuck Berry in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry (L) Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards and Ron Isley (R) of the Isley Brothers, pose for a photograph before the statue dedication for Chuck Berry in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry sings along to the song "Johnny B. Goode" during  a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry sings along to the song "Johnny B. Goode" during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry sings along to the song "Johnny B. Goode" during  a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry sings along to the song "Johnny B. Goode" during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry makes his way through a crowd of fans prior to a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been refered to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis
Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry listens to speakers as his wife Themetta, wipes away tears during a statue dedication in University City, Missouri on July 29, 2011. Berry, who has been referred to as the founder of Rock and Roll, was on hand to dedicate the 8-foot, bronze statue of himself, erected across the street from Blueberry Hill, a club where he continues to perform at. 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
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis 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
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, sits next to sculptor Harry Weber , during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, sits next to sculptor Harry Weber , during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, talks to KMOX Radio Host Charlie Brennan during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, talks to KMOX Radio Host Charlie Brennan during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, sits on the dais between Joe Edwards on his left and sculptor Harry Weber on his right, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The man of the hour, rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, sits on the dais between Joe Edwards on his left and sculptor Harry Weber on his right, during Friday's dedication of a bronze statue of Berry created by Weber and placed across from Blueberry Hill on the Loop in University City. KMOX's Charlie Brennan, who spearheaded the $100,000 fund drive for the statue, stands at the podium. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Even giant poodles are fans of Chuck Berry's, though not the 100-degree heat (note lolling tongue).  Favorite Chuck Berry tune -- "Roll Over (Beethoven)". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Even giant poodles are fans of Chuck Berry's, though not the 100-degree heat (note lolling tongue). Favorite Chuck Berry tune -- "Roll Over (Beethoven)". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-This fan let's his feelings about the rock legend show for all to see. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-This fan let's his feelings about the rock legend show for all to see. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
The band "Blues+" entertained the large crowd with their renditions of Chuck Berry classics. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication The band "Blues+" entertained the large crowd with their renditions of Chuck Berry classics. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
The band "Blues+" entertained the large crowd with their renditions of Chuck Berry classics. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication The band "Blues+" entertained the large crowd with their renditions of Chuck Berry classics. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Harry Weber, the man who sculpted the 8-foot tall, 1,200 pound bronze statue of Chuck Berry, which was dedicated Friday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Harry Weber, the man who sculpted the 8-foot tall, 1,200 pound bronze statue of Chuck Berry, which was dedicated Friday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-KMOX Remote Coordinator Trevor Nickerson appears to tower over the Chuck Berry sculpture as he sets up equipment for Friday's statue dedication. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-KMOX Remote Coordinator Trevor Nickerson appears to tower over the Chuck Berry sculpture as he sets up equipment for Friday's statue dedication. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-KMOX Remote Coordinator Trevor Nickerson. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-KMOX Remote Coordinator Trevor Nickerson. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-The Chuck Berry statue's already getting a lot of attention. Joe Edwards said the statue has already become one of the most famous attractions in St. Louis "overnight". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The Chuck Berry statue's already getting a lot of attention. Joe Edwards said the statue has already become one of the most famous attractions in St. Louis "overnight". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-The Chuck Berry statue's already getting a lot of attention. Joe Edwards said the statue has already become one of the most famous attractions in St. Louis "overnight". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-The Chuck Berry statue's already getting a lot of attention. Joe Edwards said the statue has already become one of the most famous attractions in St. Louis "overnight". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication 7/29/11-Part of the crowd numbering in the hundreds that attended Friday's dedication of the Chuck Berry statue on the Loop in University City. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Chuck Berry Statue Dedication
Sculptor Harry Weber speaks at the Chuck Berry statue dedication
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Sculptor Harry Weber speaks at the Chuck Berry statue dedication
University City Mayor Pro Tem Arthur Sharpe, Jr. speaks at the Chuck Berry statue dedication
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis University City Mayor Pro Tem Arthur Sharpe, Jr. speaks at the Chuck Berry statue dedication
Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers with Charlie Brennan
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers with Charlie Brennan
Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration, Washington University with Charlie Brennan
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration, Washington University with Charlie Brennan
Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman speaking before the Centennial Greenway ribbon cutting ceremony
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman speaking before the Centennial Greenway ribbon cutting ceremony
St. Louis Post–Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan and Charlie Brennan
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis St. Louis Post–Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan and Charlie Brennan
Charlie Brennan, center, broadcasting live; St. Louis musicians Billy Peek and Bob Kuban are on either side
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Charlie Brennan, center, broadcasting live; St. Louis musicians Billy Peek and Bob Kuban are on either side
Joe Edwards and sculptor Harry Weber with Weber's statue of Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll founder Chuck Berry statue dedication in St. Louis Joe Edwards and sculptor Harry Weber with Weber's statue of Chuck Berry
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