Chuck Berry's Family Move Forward With Planned 'Chuck' LP

Carla Harmon
March 20, 2017

Chuck Berry fans anxious that the rock legend's recent death would complicate plans for the release of his first album of new music in almost 40 years can lay those fears to rest. The Foundation stated, "Every riff & solo played by rock guitarists over the last 60 years contains DNA that can be traced right back to Chuck Berry". A statement on his Facebook page Monday shared plans to "reveal further details and music from the album this week".

This was only one of the numerous tributes payed to Chuck Berry over the last couple of days.


One of the highlights of the final night was a nod to rock and roll founding father Chuck Berry, who passed away this weekend, at the age of ninety. According to Berry's website, the "Johnny B. Goodie" singer was planning to release "Chuck", his first new album in 38 years. He dedicated the LP, which features new, original material, to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry.

He said at the time: "My darlin" I'm growing old! Ultimate Classic Rock reports that St. Charles (Mo.) County police responded to a medical emergency around 12:40PM on Saturday, where they found Berry unresponsive. The first responders then administered lifesaving techniques. Attempts to revive Berry failed, and he was pronounced dead shortly before 1:30 p.m., police said.


'The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry. "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement".

"When my grandchildren ask, what was rock "n" roll?" He redefined a genre and paved the way for other giants within the industry like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.


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