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  • Chuck Berry plays an electric guitar with his band in 1956.<br><br> Berry, regarded as one of the creators of rock 'n' roll, died on March 18, 2017. The singer, guitarist and songwriter was 90.
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  • Chuck Berry poses for a portrait holding his Gibson Hollow Body Electric Guitar, 1958.
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  • The marquee at the Brooklyn Fox Theater reads "Alan Freed In Person, with The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, The Kalin Twins, The Elegants, The Danleers and more plus screen fare," Aug. 29, 1958, in New York.
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  • Chuck Berry poses for a portrait, 1958, in Chicago.
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  • Chuck Berry poses for a portrait holding a Gibson Hollow Body Electric Guitar in a scene from the movie "Go Johnny Go," which was released in 1959, in Los Angeles.
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  • Chuck Berry performs his “duck walk” as he plays his electric guitar at the TAMI Show, Dec. 29, 1964, in Santa Monica, California.
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  • Chuck Berry does the splits as he plays his electric guitar, 1968.
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  • Chuck Berry performs live at Madison Square Garden, Oct. 15, 1971, in New York.
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  • Chuck Berry arrives at Heathrow Airport in London with his wife Thematta, Aug. 1, 1972.
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  • Little Richard, Stevie Wonder's mother Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder and Chuck Berry at the Grammy Awards in Hollywood, March 2, 1974.
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  • Darlin Ingrid Berry and her father Chuck Berry perform on stage, April 12, 1974.
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  • Chuck Berry and Michael Jackson at a Grammy Awards reception, 1978, in Los Angeles.
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  • Chuck Berry at the 1981 American Music Awards.
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  • Chuck Berry performs onstage with Keith Richards at the Chicago Blues Festival, 1986, in Chicago.
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  • Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry attend the Second Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame awards, Jan. 21, 1987, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
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  • Donald Trump and Chuck Berry, Feb. 1, 1988.
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  • Chuck Berry and Pete Townshend at the groundbreaking for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, June 7, 1993, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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  • President-elect Bill Clinton gives a high-five to Chuck Berry during the finale of the Presidential Gala at the Capital Center, Jan. 19, 1993, Landover, Maryland. At left are Michael Jackson, crouched, and Chelsea Clinton is behind him, far left.
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  • Chuck Berry performs at "The Legends of Rock`n Roll," Oct. 11, 1996, in Munich, Germany.
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  • Chuck Berry, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Karl Lagerfeld at the 2009 Monte Carlo Rock'n'Rose Ball at the Sporting in Monte Carlo.
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  • Paul Simon gives a speech about Chuck Berry at the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Feb. 26, 2012, in Boston.
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  • Chuck Berry performs at Crocus City Hall, April 14, 2014, in Moscow, Russia.
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