A new honor for rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. A movement is underway to have a statue of Berry built in his hometown of St. Louis.

"While there's a statue of John Lennon in Havana and in Liverpool there's a statue of Elvis in Memphis there's no statue of Chuck Berry." Charlie Brennan - KMOX

KMOX'S Charlie Brennan started the campaign to erect a statue.

"The need for St. Louis to adopt and embrace its music heritage by erecting a statue for the man that John Lennon said if Rock and Roll had a different name it would be Chuck Berry." Charlie Brennan

The 83 year old berry still performs throughout the world and once a month at Blueberry Hill on the Delmar Loop

"Chuck Berry is probably the best known St. Louisan around the world." Joe Edwards - Blueberry Hill Owner

Joe Edwards and Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan are big fans of the idea.

"Going to Cleveland I visited there and went to the Rock and Roll hall of fame and Chuck Berry is the first portrait you see when you come in I mean this is an intergalactic star really." Bill McClellan - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist

The proposed site for the statue is across the street from Blueberry Hill what is now a walkway could become Chuck Berry Plaza St. Louis sculptor Harry Weber has been working on a model of the statue. He doesn't want to show it yet but it has met with Chuck's approval.

Joe Edwards says the estimated cost of the statue is $100,000 dollars. Donations are tax deductible. Sculptor Harry Weber hopes to have the statue finished in about a year.