Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Honor Chuck Berry With 2012 American Music Masters Series

Rock trailblazer will be focus of 17th installment

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Chuck Berry performs in Chicago.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate Chuck Berry with the 17th installment of their American Music Masters Series. The rock trailblazer, who was one of the 10 inaugural inductees to the Hall upon its opening in 1986, will now be honored with "Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry," a week of panels, interviews, films and other programs culminating in a performance by Berry.

The events run from October 22nd to 27th, with Berry's concert featured on the last day. For full details, visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's official website, though further information regarding the closing show's lineup and tickets will be distributed by email newsletter.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's American Music Masters Series started in 1996 by celebrating Woody Guthrie and has since honored musicians including Les Paul, Lead Belly, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis.