Chuck Berry Wishes Himself a Happy 90th Birthday with Announcement of First LP in 38 Years, 'Chuck'

Rock Cellar Magazine

Today, October 18, is the 90th birthday of legendary rock icon Chuck Berry.
How better to celebrate than by announcing a new record? That’s precisely what Berry did, as a collection of new, original songs will be released in 2017.
Naturally, the album — Berry’s first batch of new music since 1979’s Rock It — is named, simply, Chuck.
Via the press release:
“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry, referring to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry.  “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
As for the complement of musicians working with him on the new music:
It was recorded in various studios around St. Louis and features Berry’s longtime hometown backing group – including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist of forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) – which has supported him for over two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. 
Stay tuned — more details and info about Chuck will be revealed soon.


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