Chuck Berry's St. Louis Homes and Properties Before He Was Rich and Famous [Photos]
|Berry's former fan club and music company is now a hair salon and daycare.|
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.