Chuck Berry's St. Louis Homes and Properties Before He Was Rich and Famous [Photos]

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Chris Naffziger
Berry's former fan club and music company is now a hair salon and daycare.
4221 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (formerly Easton Avenue)
In late 1957 Berry established Chuck Berry Music Inc. and the Chuck Berry Fan Club, both of which operated out of a building he purchased at 4221 West Easton Avenue (now known as Dr. Martin Luther King Drive). It was inside this building that Berry produced his hit song "Memphis," recording the tune on a $79 Sears-Roebuck recorder. Today the building houses a hair salon and a daycare center.

Next: Berry opens up Club Bandstand, a music venue and tavern on North Grand Avenue.

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21 comments
Mark Swain
Mark Swain

Because tracking the cakes is much more educational and rewarding.

Mark Alan
Mark Alan

that lil house looks to have much more charm than his current home - I mean the guitar shaped pool and all those trailers on his yard are a lil tacky in my opinion.

Stephen Mennemeyer
Stephen Mennemeyer

Hey everyone were extending an invite to come check us out for all your blues memorabilia and just having a great time. We're having an event on the 12th for all types of fun and prizes. If your a blues fan you don't want to miss this! www.facebook.com/groups/StlouisHockeyBuySellTrade/

Dan Sterkin
Dan Sterkin

Doesn't Berry have enough in his accounts to save his historic home if he wanted to?

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

Nothing says "close this tab" like a slideshow.

Tom Archer
Tom Archer

What will the city be doing with the property?

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