2011 – An eight foot statue of Chuck Berry will soon be a permanent fixture on This Day in Rock!

2011 – An eight foot statue of Chuck Berry will soon be a permanent fixture on This Day in Rock! The Statue will be in a public area that acts as a gateway to a row of restaurants, shops and Blueberry Hill, the legendary nightclub where Berry still performs to this day.

Protesters opposed the statue and wanted to hold Berry, 84, accountable for crimes that he paid for long ago. While he was convicted of armed robbery as a teenager and tax evasion in 1979, the issue that they had with the rock ‘n’ roll legend/forefather mostly centered on a 1962 conviction in which Berry was found guilty of violating the Mann Act.

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