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Chuck Berry has announced that he is to release a new album’Chuck’ in 2017. He made the announcement on his 90th birthday (18th October 2016). It will be his first in 38 years.

It has been announced that ‘Chuck’ is to be his last album and is dedicated to his wife Thelmetta. In a statement Berry said “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” This LP is the follow-up to his 1979 album ‘Rock It’, long presumed to be his last.

As of yet, there are few details known about this upcoming release and if Berry has penned the songs himself. What is known is that the album was cut in St. Louis, like many of his earlier albums. It is also known that on this release his son Charles Berry jr and daughter Ingrid Berry perform.

‘Chuck’ is due for release in 2017 on the Dualtone label.Chuck Berry to release new album

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