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Key dates in the life of rock visionary Chuck Berry

Some key dates in the life of Chuck Berry:

—Oct. 18, 1926: Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in St. Louis.

—Oct. 28, 1948: Marries Themetta Suggs with whom he has four children.

—Dec. 31, 1952: Needing a replacement for an ailing musician for a New Year's Eve show, pianist/bandleader Johnnie Johnson calls acquaintance Berry.

—May 1, 1955: Berry signs with Chess Records.

—May 21, 1955: Berry records "Maybellene," his version of "Ida Red."

—Aug. 1, 1955: "Maybellene" reaches No. 5 on Billboard's Best Sellers chart, goes on to top R&B chart.

—June 30, 1956: Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" hits No. 2 on the R&B chart, No. 29 on pop chart.

—May 1957: Berry's first album, "After School Session," released; single "School Day" reaches No. 3 on pop chart.

—Feb. 24, 1958: Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" released. Weeks later, reaches No. 2 on Billboard's pop chart and tops the R&B chart.

—June 14, 1958: "Johnny B. Goode," his tribute to Johnson, makes the Top Ten.

—1962: Convicted of transporting a minor girl across state lines.

—June 1, 1966: Berry leaves Chess for Mercury Records. Re-signs with Chess in 1970.

—May 1, 1972: "The London Chuck Berry Sessions" released, including novelty song "My Ding-a-Ling." Album becomes Berry's best seller, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard chart.

—1973: After 30 years, Johnson leaves Berry's band.

—June 1, 1979: Berry performs at White House at President Carter's request, months before serving several months in prison on tax evasion.

—Feb. 26, 1985: Berry given Lifetime Achievement Award at annual Grammy Awards.

—Jan. 23, 1986: Berry inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

—1987: Release of "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the documentary of the Fox Theatre concert in St. Louis to celebrate Berry's 60th birthday.

—1988, 1989: Berry sued for allegedly punching a woman in New York and later for allegedly videotaping women secretly while they were using the restroom at his St. Louis-area restaurant.

—1996: Berry begins performing monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room in St. Louis.

—November 2000: Berry sued by Johnnie Johnson, who seeks share of royalties on songs he co-wrote with Berry but were credited to Berry alone.

—April 13, 2005: Johnnie Johnson dies following dismissal of lawsuit, resumption of his and Berry's friendship, and a few more concerts together at Blueberry Hill.

—Oct. 18. 2016: Berry announces on his 90th birthday that he plans to release his first album since 1979, called "Chuck," sometime in 2017. A specific release date isn't set.

—March 18, 2017: Berry dies at his home in suburban St. Louis.

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