‘Chuck’, to be released in 2017 on Dualtone.

Chuck Berry celebrates his 90th birthday by announcing the upcoming release of his first album of new material in nearly 40 years.

The new album will be released at some point in 2017. The track listing is reportedly made up largely of new songs written and produced by Berry.

Berry’s last release was 1979’s Rock It. He scored his highest-charting hit single, the novelty track “My Ding-a-Ling,” earlier in the decade.

“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry in a statement, 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!”
Berry hasn't released an album of new material since 1979's Rock It.
Berry hasn’t released an album of new material since 1979’s Rock It.
Berry is a rock n’ roll pioneer and major influence on generations of guitarists and artists. His recording debut was in 1955 on Chess Records. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll include three of Berry’s: “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybellene”, and “Rock and Roll Music”.


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