Chuck Berry’s Public Viewing Announced For St. Louis Concert Venue

PARIS - NOVEMBER 14: Singer Chuck Berry performs at the 'Les Legendes Du Rock and Roll' concert at the Zenith on November 14, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry‘s public funeral will take place in his hometown of St. Louis on April 9, according to CBS’ KMOV.com. Public viewing will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pageant, a well-known concert venue down the street from the club Blueberry Hill, where Berry held a nearly two decade-long residency that ended in 2014. The public viewing will be followed by a private service for the late songwriter’s family and friends.

Berry, who’s hailed as a founding father of rock, passed away on March 18 at the age of 90. Before his passing, he was working on a new eponymous album, his first since 1979’s Rock It. The new project is scheduled to be release on June 16.

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