Chuck Berry named American Music Master
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 July 2012
Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this October
Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now be the subject of a week-long celebration of his music.
This will include a series of concerts and is expected to see a performance from the singer and guitarist himself.
Chuck, 85, said in a statement he is "looking forward to reelin' and rockin' in Cleveland," the home of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
President of the hall, Terry Stewart, said: "Chuck Berry created the language of rock 'n' roll.
"We stand on his foundation, and we are thrilled to honour him and welcome him to Cleveland."
The celebration of Chuck's work - in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University - will start on October 22 and will culminate with an all-star tribute performance, 'Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry' on October 27.
The American Music Masters series began in 1996 and past honourees have included Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Woody Guthrie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Les Paul and Lead Belly.