Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, dies at 90

March 23, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By Jon Pareles Associated Press Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confi dence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as […]

Mississippi Blues Trail honors Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones

November 21, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones were the latest musicians honored with a marker on Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker unveiling was at 547 South Roach Street in Jackson.

Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones, two of the acknowledged masters of Chicago blues piano, were cousins who lived in Jackson in the 1930s and ’40s. On the vibrant post-World War II Chicago scene they both played with blues king Muddy Waters and other luminaries and were hailed for their stellar work both as accompanists and as featured recording artists. Spann and his family lived on this block of Roach Street.

3 accused of stealing from Chuck Berry’s home

September 17, 2012 in Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Three men are jailed and accused of stealing an electric guitar and other items from the suburban St. Louis home of rock `n’ roll legend Chuck Berry.

The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department says power washers and dozens of used car batteries were also taken, along with part of a fence.