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Johnnie Allan's 'Promised Land'

Andy Gill, The Word, February 2011

ON 5th MARCH 1960, the same day that his rival Elvis Presley was being discharged from the army and welcomed back as an all-American icon, Chuck Berry was on trial in St Louis, charged with transporting a 14-year-old Apache prostitute across state lines for "immoral purposes".

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