Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7, 2017. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
April 07, 2017 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on inductions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chuck Berry was the first artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he is the first to be honored at the Hall's 32nd annual ceremony. Electric Light Orchestra honored Berry, who...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Stephen Belafonte, left, and his wife Melanie Brown arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mother's Day." A judge has granted singer Mel B a temporary restraining order and sole custody of her youngest daughter after she claimed her estranged husband subjected her to years of abuse. Court records in Los Angeles show the singer and "America's Got Talent" judge filed for divorce from Belafonte, her husband of nearly 10 years, on March 20, 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 04, 2017 - 5:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Mel B has won a temporary restraining order and sole custody of her youngest daughter after she claimed her estranged husband subjected her to years of abuse. The judge's order was issued Monday after the former Spice Girl filed a sworn declaration stating Stephen...
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March 29, 2017 - 1:05 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry fans will have their chance to pay their respects to the late rock 'n' roll visionary. Berry's family announced in a statement Wednesday that what they called a public "viewing" will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at The Pageant club in St. Louis, Berry's hometown...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, the abandoned childhood home of singer Aretha Franklin sits behind a security fence in Memphis, Tenn. Recently, the Franklin birthplace and the surrounding neighborhoods have moved to the forefront of a large cleanup effort, as the city refuses to accept decay as a fact of life in the urban landscape. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 23, 2017 - 3:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, told a judge that a working group from the mayor's...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Stephen Belafonte, left, and his wife Melanie Brown arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mother's Day." Court records in Los Angeles show the singer and "America's Got Talent" judge filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years, Stephen Belafonte, on Monday, March 20, 2017. They have a 5-year-old daughter together. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show singer and television personality Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years. The former Spice Girl, whose real name is Melanie Brown, cited irreconcilable differences for her breakup from producer Stephen Belafonte. Her petition was filed...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 28, 2009 file photo, American guitarist, singer and songwriter Chuck Berry performs during the "Rose Ball" in Monaco. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at age 90. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
March 19, 2017 - 9:43 am
Some key dates in the life of Chuck Berry: —Oct. 18, 1926: Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry in St. Louis. —Oct. 28, 1948: Marries Themetta Suggs with whom he has four children. —Dec. 31, 1952: Needing a replacement for an ailing musician for a New Year's Eve show, pianist/bandleader Johnnie...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
March 19, 2017 - 9:19 am
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
March 19, 2017 - 9:13 am
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Jennifer Lopez arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Back at spring training with the New York Yankees as a guest instructor, Alex Rodriguez watched part of an exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in a suite with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 19, 2017 - 3:49 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Take me out to the ballgame, A-Rod. You got it, J-Lo. Back at spring training with the New York Yankees as a guest instructor, Alex Rodriguez watched part of Saturday's exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles in a suite with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. The two are said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
March 18, 2017 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area west of St. Louis. He was 90...
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