Rock Hall to honor Chuck Berry with series in October

Rock Hall to honor Chuck Berry with series in October

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A big honor for Chuck Berry is in the works. The man who is one of rock 'n' roll's pioneers will be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its American Music Masters series. Berry is already a member of the Rock Hall -- having inducted in 1986. In October, Berry will be the focus of a weeklong celebration -- ending with an all-star tribute concert on Oct 27. Performers have yet to be announced, though Berry will be among those taking the stage. In a statement, Berry says he is looking forward to the event. ------ Online: Rock Hall site: http://www.rockhall.com

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Posted on July 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall.
  
Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series.
  
Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In October, the icon will be the subject of a weeklong celebration by the hall and Case Western Reserve University. It kicks off Oct. 22 and ends with an all-star tribute concert on Oct 27. Performers have yet to be announced, though Berry is set to take the stage.
  
In a statement released Tuesday, 85-year-old Berry said he is "looking forward to reelin' and rockin' in Cleveland."
  
Past honorees include Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Woody Guthrie.
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