Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesChuck Berry will be honored this fall by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland as part of the institution's 17th annual American Masters series. The 85-year-old rock 'n' roll pioneer will be celebrated during a week-long extravaganza dubbed "Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry," which will run from October 22 through October 27.
The series will feature interviews, movies, panel discussions and presentations about Berry, as well as a keynote lecture that will be held at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University. The festivities will conclude on October 27 with a conference at the Rock Hall and a tribute concert at PlayhouseSquare's State Theater, at which Berry is expected to perform.
"I'm happy to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, says Berry in a statement. "I'm looking forward to reelin' and rockin' in Cleveland."
Each year, the American Masters series acknowledges the influence and achievements of an acclaimed important music artist. Previous honorees include Buddy Holly, Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Roy Orbison, Sam ***** and Aretha Franklin.
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