Chuck Berry performs playing his Gibson hollow body electric guitar circa 1968.
Chuck Berry photographed in the 1950s.
Chuck Berry poses for a portrait holding his Gibson hollow body electric guitar circa 1958.
Chuck Berry poses on Park Lane in London in 1965.
Chuck Berry photographed at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
Chuck Berry photographed on Aug. 3, 1972.
Mick Jagger chats backstage with Chuck Berry at Madison Square Garden in a concert that was recorded and later released as the live album 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out' and also as part of the film 'Gimme Shelter' on Nov. 28, 1969 in New York City.
Chuck Berry photographed circa 1973.
Chuck Berry photographed circa 1964.
Chuck Berry performs live at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 15, 1971 in New York.
Chuck Berry photographed circa 1975.
Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry & Keith Richards
Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and Keith Richards at Chuck Berry's Los Angeles home during the filming of Taylor Hackford's documentary Hail! Hail ! Rock n Roll in 1986.
Chuck Berry struts his signature "duck walk" while playing his Gibson guitar during a 1980 concert at the Palladium in Hollywood, Calif.
Chuck Berry is shown at the annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 1984.
Chuck Berry performs circa 1980.
Chuck Berry performs his "duck walk" on stage as he plays his guitar on April 4, 1980.
Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry laugh as they perform the Berry hit "Johnny B. Goode" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Sept. 2, 1995.
Chuck Berry performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands on July 14, 1995.
Chuck Berry during 2002 BMI Pop Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Chuck Berry and his daughter Ingrid perform the National Anthem prior to the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on Oct. 14, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Paul Simon and Chuck Berry during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 26, 2012 in Boston.
Chuck Berry performs at the Congress Theater on Jan. 1, 2011 in Chicago.