The Trial of Chuck Berry

A fourteen year old Apache girl testified that Berry raped her fourteen times in two weeks.

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Chuck Berry Fan Club membership card (Source: Elvis Echoes of the Past)
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Criminal docket from Berry’s trial (Source: US National Archives)
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Judge’s summary of the facts of Berry’s trial (Source: US National Archives)
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Chuck Berry fan club membership card (Source: Elvis Echoes of the Past)
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Advertisement for Berry’s show in El Paso (Source: El Paso Herald-Post, 1st December 1959)
Berry with his collection of Cadillacs (Source: YouTube)
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The Sands Hotel, Tucson (Source: William Bird, Flickr)
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Berry’s check in card for The Sands Hotel (Source: US National Archives)
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Check in card completed by Berry at the Drexel Hotel (Source: US National Archives)
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Gillium’s house on Whittier Street (Source: Google Street View)
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Gillium behind the bar at Club Bandstand, with Berry far right (Source: Chuck Berry, The Autobiography)
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Francine Gillium behind the bar at Club Bandstand (Source: Chuck Berry, The Autobiography)
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Advertisement for Club Bandstand (Source: St Louis Post-Dispatch, 12th March 1959)
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Subpoena for Janice Escalanti (Source: US National Archives)
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Verdict in Berry’s trial (Source: US National Archives)
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Court order to take Escalanti to Alburquerque after the retrial (Source: US National Archive)
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The Autobiography by Chuck Berry

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