March 18, 2017
Statement on the passing of Chuck Berry
The National Blues Museum is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of famed guitarist and father of rock & roll, Chuck Berry.
Mr. Berry had a tremendous and far-reaching influence on American music and the museum is honored to have worked with his family on the exhibit dedicated to his work, which includes a wall of albums by artists who covered “Johnny B. Goode” and an interactive of his famous “duck walk”.
We send our condolences to his family and join the music world in the mourning of this true legend and icon.
For more information, please contact Sherry Nash at [email protected] or at 314-925-0016 x438.
About the National Blues Museum
The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world culture. Located in Downtown St. Louis in the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district, the museum is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to be the premier entertainment and educational resource focused on the blues as the foundation of American music. Voted as a top travel destination in 2016 by The New York Times, Smithsonian.com, and CNN, the National Blues Museum uses artifact-driven exhibits, live performances and interactive galleries to perpetuate blues culture for future generations of artists, fans and historians. Conveniently located at the center of St. Louis’s convention and tourism district, the museum is within walking distance of the iconic Gateway Arch, the home venues of the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, and many other attractions and amenities. For more information, visit www.nationalbluesmuseum.org. To stay connected, follow @NatBluesMuseum on Twitter, @NationalBluesMuseum on Instagram, and like “National Blues Museum” on Facebook.