Chuck Berry announces first album of new music in 38 years as he celebrates 90th birthday

Chuck Berry announces first album of new music in 38 years as he celebrates 90th birthday

GETTYChuck Berry is releasing a new album in celebration of his 90th birthdayCalled simply ‘Chuck’, the album will consist mostly of new, original material recorded and produced by Berry, his record company said.Berry’s children, Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and Ingrid Berry on harmonica, form part of his backing band on the record.The album is to be released some time next year. I’ve worked on this record for a long time Chuck Berry In a statement, Berry Jr said: “What an honor to be part of this new music.”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.”GETTYThe album will consist mostly of original material recorded and produced by BerryBerry said he was dedicating the new album to his wife of 68 years, Themetta.The musician said in a statement: “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes.”With songs like ‘Maybellene’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’ in the late 1950s, Berry helped lay the foundation for modern rock music and was a major influence on scores of 1960s bands, including the Beatles and the Rolling…

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