Rock Hall names lineup for Chuck Berry ‘American Masters’ salute

Chuck Berry will be the subject, and participate in, of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 American Masters tribute concert.
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s salute to Chuck Berry as the 2012 honoree for its “American Masters” series will be capped with a multi-artist concert featuring Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers, Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, New York Dolls singer David Johansen, roots-rock singer-songwriter-guitarist Rosie Flores, Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright and several others, including Berry himself, hall officials announced Thursday.

The concert will take place Oct. 27 at the Playhouse Square’s State Theatre in Cleveland and tickets go on sale Monday for museum members and Wednesday for the general public through the theater’s website at Prices range from $30 to $80.

The concert will cap a weeklong program titled “Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry,” saluting the first artist inducted into the Rock Hall upon its opening in 1986.

He was among the inaugural class of 10 rock and R&B performers that also included James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Little Richard.


The full program will encompass additional performances, film screenings, and interviews.


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