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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rock 'n roll legend Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday by announcing his first album of new music in 38 years. Called simply Chuck, the album coming out next year will consist mostly of new original material recorded and produced by Berry. Berry's children, Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and Ingrid Berry on harmonica, form part of his backing band on the record. "What an honor to be part of this new music," Berry Jr. said. "The St. Louis band, or as dad called us the Blueberry Hill Band, fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard-driving rockers to soulful thought-provoking time capsules of a life's work."

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Now this is what I call news!

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2016-10-19 05:33 AM | Reply

father of rock n roll!

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-10-19 06:01 AM | Reply

A white Elvis trying to sound black gets all the credit, but a black Chuck Berry trying to sound white had just as much to do with the birth of Rock 'n' Roll.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-19 07:56 AM | Reply

Too bad these modern poseurs playing their computers aren't more hip to people like Mr. Berry. I would much rather see one of his shows than the group aerobics sessions that Madonna, Britney and Justin call concerts. And as for modern 'pop', yuck...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2016-10-19 08:49 AM | Reply

A white Elvis trying to sound black gets all the credit, but a black Chuck Berry trying to sound white had just as much to do with the birth of Rock 'n' Roll.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-19 07:56 AM | Reply

Mostly true, to be sure. But Elvis, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins and others had their own thing going too, pulling from their own Southern white country heritage. It's all good.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2016-10-19 09:56 AM | Reply

If you don't Chuck is the genuine thing, you must be playing with your own ding-a-ling.

#6 | Posted by squinch at 2016-10-19 11:27 AM | Reply

The headline sounds like a joke they would have made in "Back To the Future 2".

#7 | Posted by LEgregius at 2016-10-19 12:10 PM | Reply

Until about a year or so ago Chuck Berry played monthly concerts at a tiny venue here in St. Louis. Went to as many shows as I could. He was still sounding great and still duck walking. Not bad for a 90 year old.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2016-10-19 01:07 PM | Reply

Until about a year or so ago Chuck Berry played monthly concerts at a tiny venue here in St. Louis. Went to as many shows as I could. He was still sounding great and still duck walking. Not bad for a 90 year old.

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2016-10-19 01:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's great. Never have seen him in concert.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2016-10-19 01:49 PM | Reply

"Until about a year or so ago Chuck Berry played monthly concerts at a tiny venue here in St. Louis."

Blueberry Hill? According to one of my friends he still plays there.

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2016-10-19 02:23 PM | Reply

10 - he does on occasion, jut not the monthly shows anymore.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2016-10-19 03:20 PM | Reply

"A white Elvis trying to sound black gets all the credit, but a black Chuck Berry trying to sound white had just as much to do with the birth of Rock 'n' Roll."

#3 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

I've always thought Elvis was very special to Rock & Roll in the sense that he put Rock & Roll on the map not only nationally,but internationally.

But, I've always said that Chuck Berry was the "Granddaddy of Rock & Roll". He invented the rock & Roll Guitar Bands that flourished well into the 80's.

Every time I listen to one of his songs I can't stop moving (shake my head, tap my foot,etc). Gentle by todays standards those guitar riffs, nonetheless, still possess me.

www.youtube.com

#12 | Posted by shane at 2016-10-19 03:24 PM | Reply

Rod Stewart's version of "Sweet Little Rock n Roller" (20 some years later).And The Rolling Stones version of "Carol" (1969). And many more out there pay homage to Chuck!

Rod Stewart's , www.youtube.com

"Carol" www.youtube.com

#13 | Posted by shane at 2016-10-19 03:47 PM | Reply

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