Chuck Berry Returns with First Album In 38 Years
Published Oct 18, 2016Rock'n'roll legend Chuck Berry is celebrating his 90th birthday in style — by announcing his first studio album in 38 years. Today (October 18) marks the icon's special day, and he's just revealed that a new LP simply titled Chuck will arrive next year through Dualtone Records.
It will mark the artist's first album since 1979's Rock It, and features new material written, recorded and produced by Berry himself. That doesn't mean it isn't a family affair, though. Berry's children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry pitched in on guitar and harmonica, respectively (along with bassist Jimmy Marsala, piano player Robert Lohr and drummer Keith Robinson), and the whole album is dedicated to Themetta Berry, his wife of 68 years.
"This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy," Berry 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!"
More details about the upcoming offering are expected to arrive shortly. For now, relive his classic track "Johnny B. Goode" down below.