Coffee Break: Chuck Berry covers

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Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence. (Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

Chuck Berry, one of the early pioneers of rock & roll, passed away this weekend at 90.

Born in 1926, Berry was always interested in music but spent the early part of his life as a factory worker, janitor and beautician. As he approached 30, he got his big break when Muddy Waters recognized his gifts and introduced him to label owner Leonard Chess. You can read more about Berry and his impressive life at thecurrent.org.

We'll be playing his music throughout the day today, and with 20 studio albums, not to mention soundtracks, compilations, EPs and singles, we've got a lot to choose from.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Chuck Berry covers would you like to hear?

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Songs played

Come On - The Rolling Stones
You Can't Catch Me - John Lennon
You Never Can Tell - Emmylou Harris
Johnny Rivers - Memphis
Nina Simone - Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Jerry Garcia - Let it Rock
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven
MC5 - Back In The USA
Tash Sultana - Jungle


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