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Chuck Berry is one of the early rock and roll artists who were inspired by Latin music. Terry Fincher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

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Chuck Berry in the Chess Records recording studio. The New York Times reports that originals of Berry's Chess catalog were burned in the 2008 Universal fire. Gilles Petard/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

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Chuck Berry, the subject of discussion in this session with his son Charles Berry Jr. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Charles Berry Jr. On World Cafe

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Chuck Berry in 1958, posing with his Gibson hollow-body electric guitar. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dies At 90

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry performs during a concert held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2008. He turns 90 Tuesday. Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Chuck Berry's Birthday, A Crash Course In His Music

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Angus Young of AC/DC knows how to work up a sweat while playing. His endless energy, enthusiasm and affinity for shorts make him the Richard Simmons of the Guitar Hero workout. Getty Images hide caption

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