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Chuck Berry celebrates his 90th birthday with new music

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:09

The veteran musican says he will release his first new album in four decades in 2017. Alicia Powell reports.

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on October 18, by announcing his first album of new music in 38 years would be released next year. Simply titled "Chuck," the album will consist mostly of new, original material recorded and produced by Berry with his children, Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and Ingrid Berry on harmonica. With songs like "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode" in the late 1950s, Berry helped lay the foundation for modern rock music and was a major influence on scores of 1960s bands, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In a statement, Berry said he was dedicating the new album to his wife of 68 years, saying: "My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!" the musician said in a statement. There was no release date giving for the new music.

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Chuck Berry celebrates his 90th birthday with new music

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:09