Chuck Berry at 90: Rock and Roll legend announces first NEW album in 38 years

Chuck Berry at 90: Rock and Roll legend announces first NEW album in 38 years

GETTYChuck Berry has announced a new album to celebrate his 90th birthdayThe iconic guitarist says his new record will simply be called Chuck, with a release set for 2017.A statement on the musician’s website said the album will consist “primarily of new, original songs” and was “recorded in various studios around St. Louis.”Chuck said: “This record is dedicated to my beloved [wife] Toddy.“My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” Toddy is Chuck’s wife of an incredible 68 years.GETTYBerry’s new album is simply called ChuckChuck’s children and closest friends feature as the backing group on the album.His son Charles Berry Jr plays guitar and his daughter Ingrid is on the harmonica.Charles said: “What an honour to be part of this new music.“The St. Louis band, or as dad called us The Blueberry Hill Band, feel 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.” They’re joined by Jimmy Marsala, who played bass for Chuck over 40 years.Robert Lohr and Keith Robinson provide piano and drums, having supported the music legend for over two decades.Chuck’s last album, Rock It, was released in 1979, while 2017’s Church will be the singer’s 18th studio album.The star ruled out retirement from music two years ago, after bouncing back from ill health.SGThe album cover of new record ChuckGETTYChuck was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986Berry is see as one of the pioneers of rock…

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