Blueberry Hill

The Loop
8:27 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Meet Preston Humphrey Jr.: Ambassador Of Darts For Blueberry Hill

Preston Humphrey Jr., left, demonstrates darts technique to Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards.
Credit Wiley Price | St. Louis American

Preston Humphrey Jr. runs a dart league at Blueberry Hill on Wednesday nights, the same night of the week Chuck Berry plays his regular gig there. Humphrey has never thrown darts with the rock & roll legend, though Berry did watch him represent the league once.

One night Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and manager of Chuck Berry, brought the star down to the pub’s basement Elvis Room, where Humphrey was hosting the dart league. The rooms upstairs were crowded, and Berry was simply looking for a place to eat his dinner in peace.

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Chuck Berry Statue
10:22 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop

Workers guide a bronze statue of rock and roller Chuck Berry into place as the art work is installed in University City, Mo. on July 1. Berry, who has lived in the St. Louis area his entire life, performs in a nearby club each month to sold out crowds.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Despite criticism, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.

The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.

Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.

Chuck Berry Statue
10:02 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics

St. Louis sculptor Harry Weber knocks the dust off his statue of Rock and Roll artist Chuck Berry in St. Louis on October 19, 2010. Weber plans installation in University City, Mo. The statue depicts a young Chuck Berry from the 1950's.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that's so great.

University City's City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.

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