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Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald Video Tribute to Chuck Berry


Charlie Brennan/ CBS St. Louis
July 29, 2011

St. Louisan Michael McDonald, along with his current touring partner Boz Scaggs, jumped on the train of support for Chuck Berry and his new statue in the Delmar Loop.

They recorded this personal tribute to Chuck Berry, unveiled at the statue dedication ceremony on July 29th.

 
 

Chuck Berry Statue Dedicated In The Loop

Charlie Brennan/ CBS St. Louis
July 28, 2011 4:30 PM

Photo: 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. Photo Credit: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – The idea for a Chuck Berry statue began with KMOX Radio Host Charlie Brennan, Loop Developer/St. Louis Walk Of Fame Founder Joe Edwards, and sculptor Harry Weber. On July 3, 2009, they began their efforts to raise the $100,000 needed to construct the statue.

That same year, KMOX launched a program called KMOX Cares. Several on-air personalities were given $1,000 and challenged to grow the money into something much larger to benefit the community. Brennan saw this as an opportunity to raise awareness of the Chuck Berry Statue campaign.

“St. Louisans should be proud to know one of their own created the most significant musical art form following World War II,” Brennan said. “As John Lennon said ‘If rock & roll had a different name, it would be Chuck Berry’. I am proud St. Louis is recognizing Chuck’s genius.”

On July 1, 2011, the statue was put into place in on the Loop in University City. A formal dedication ceremony for the statue featuring Chuck Berry was held on July 29, 2011.

Several musicians came together to congratulate Chuck Berry on the statue.

 

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