Chuck Berry’s Final Album Will Still Be Released, New Music Expected This Week

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Mar 20, 2017 Bookmark and Share

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Legendary rock 'n' roll originator and innovator Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at the ripe old age of 90. Last October, on his 90th birthday, he had announced that a new album, simply titled Chuck, would be coming out in 2017 sometime. And while no official release date, beyond 2017, has yet been announced for the album, in the wake of his passing Berry's family have issued a statement to assure fans that the album is still on track to be released this year. They say that more details and maybe even some music from the album will be revealed later this week. Check out the full statement below, and above is the album cover. When Chuck was announced Berry said the album was dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry, adding: "My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!"

"Since Chuck's passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album Chuck, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, October 18, 2016.

"Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.

"For months now plans have been in place, and preparations have been made with our friends at Dualtone Records, to reveal further details and music from the album this week. As a tribute to Chuck Berry, and with gratitude to his fans around the world, we will be following through on those plans in the coming days."

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