January 23, 1986

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened its doors in Cleveland, its first class consisted of the stars who music historians considered the best of the best. St. Louis native Chuck Berry was among the first inductees, along with Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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