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St. Louis services set for April 9 for rock icon Chuck Berry

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry fans will have their chance to pay their respects to the late rock 'n' roll visionary next month.

Berry's family announced in a statement Wednesday that a public viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at The Pageant concert club in St. Louis, Berry's hometown. That will be followed by a service for Berry's family and friends, including those in the music industry.

Berry was 90 when he died March 18 at his home west of St. Louis.

Berry was remembered as rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven."

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