Chuck Berry Lives On In The U. City Loop
The statue of Berry at the entrance to Ackert Walkway on Delmar Blvd. continues to generate stuffed animals, beads, leis and other odds and ends left by the singer’s fans.
Across the street at Vintage Vinyl, the marqee notes “HAIL, HAIL ROCK & ROLL/CHUCK BERRY RIP.” On the Vintage Vinyl west exterior wall, a Berry-themed mural is going up.
If you’re on a budget and want to get a lot of Berry in one small package, a good option is “The Great 28,” which is just that: 28 of his most popular hits. That includes “Mabellene,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and “No Particular Place To Go.”
There’s one more big send-off planned April 9, just a couple of blocks north of University City’s eastern border at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, where the public can pay final respects to Berry from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.