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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hail, Hail Rock n' Roll: Chuck Berry Turns 90




Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday today with the surprise announcement that he would be releasing a new album, his first release of new music in 38 years.

The album is simply called CHUCK, and it features a hometown backing band that includes his children Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and Ingrid Berry on harmonica, along with his bassist for nearly 40 years, Jimmy Marsala. The album was recorded in Berry's hometown of St. Louis and will be out in 2017.
Berry dedicates this new record to his wife of 68 years, Themetta "Toddy" Berry. 
In a press release he said, "My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!"
Encore 1
More on Chuck Berry and his music

  • Music author Peter Guralnick explains why Chuck Berry is even greater than you thought (Rolling Stone)
  • The Top 10 Chuck Berry songs (Stereogum)
  • Chuck Berry's Quiet 1950s Revolution (Billboard)
Encore 2 
Possibly the greatest early rock song ever - Johnny B. Goode

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