A neon sign with the words Rock and Rock, illustrating a Missouri History Today entry about the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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.

Cool graphic with the words Rock & Roll.

October 18, 1926

Legendary St. Louis 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.'”