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How do you remember a rock god? The complicated legacy of Chuck Berry

Berry's musical legacy sits alongside a history of mistreatment of women

Catherine Strong Emma Rush | The Conversation 

The death of Chuck Berry over the weekend at the age of 90 has led to an outpouring of respect for a man widely recognised as one of the most important founding figures of rock and roll. His place in the music canon is undoubtedly deserved, and is likely to be enduring. Berry’s musical legacy sits alongside another aspect of his life which is all too familiar in the music industry – a history of mistreatment of women. Berry spent time in prison in the early 1960s after being convicted of transporting a 14-year-old girl across state lines for the purpose of ...

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 13:39 IST
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