Legendary St. Louis musician Chuck Berry was born on this date. Berry wrote music for many groups, including The Beach Boys and The Beatles. Paul McCartney once said, “If ‘Rock and Roll’ didn’t have a name, we’d have to call it ‘Chuck Berry music.’” 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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