Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock and roll, can’t let age stop him from making music.
Berry on Tuesday announced that he was working on new music while he celebrated his 90th birthday.
The record, ‘Chuck’, will be released in 2017 on Dualtone Records. It will be Berry’s first album in 38 years.
The new project will be made up of mostly new songs written, recorded and produced by Chuck Berry.
Recorded in various studios around St. Louis, the legend says the body of work is dedicated to Themetta Berry, his wife of 68 years.
“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy. My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes.”
Berry who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984, is famous for hits such as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Maybelene.”
“What an honor to be part of this new music. The St Louis band, or as dad called us ‘the Blueberry Hill Band,’ fell right into the groove and followed his lead”, said Charles Berry Jr, son of the legend.
“These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful thought provoking time capsules of a life’s work”, he added.
Chuck Berry’s last album ‘Rock It’ was released in 1979.
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