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    Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:52:34

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    Chuck Berry celebrates his 90th birthday today, and to mark the occasion the rock ‘n' roll legend has announced his first album in 38 years. The record will be released next year via Dualtone, and it will simply be called Chuck.

    Featuring Berry's longtime backing band, which includes his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry on guitar and harmonica respectively, Robert Lohr continues duties on piano, Keith Robinson is on drums, and Jimmy Marsala brings the bass. The album was recorded in various studios around St. Louis.

    In a statement Charles Berry Jr. said, "What an honor to be part of this new music," continuing, "The St. Louis band, or as dad called us 'the Blueberry Hill Band,' fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful thought provoking time capsules of a life's work."

    Chuck, will be Berry's first album since 1979's Rock It, and will contained all new material.

    In a press release, Berry stated, "This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy," referring to Themetta Berry, his wife of 68 years. "My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!"

    According to rock mythology, John Lennon once remarked, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry."

    Berry, known for songs like "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode," continues to surprise audiences. In early 2015, he told Rolling Stone that a new album wasn't conceivable. "My voice is gone. My throat is worn. And my lungs are going fast," he said.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    10.18.16



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