Entertainment

Chuck Berry announces first new album since 1979

Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry Bang Showbiz

CHUCK Berry is releasing his first new studio album for 38 years.

The music legend turned 90 on Tuesday (18.10.16) and to mark the milestone birthday he's announced his 18th LP 'Chuck' is being released in 2017 on Nashville label Dualtone Records. His last studio release was 1979's 'Rock It'.

The 'Roll Over Beethoven' hitmaker - real name Charles Berry - has dedicated the record of new songs to his wife of 68 years, Themetta 'Toddy' Suggs and hinted it will be his last ever collection of music.

He said: "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!"

The LP is a family affair as Chuck's children Charles Berry Jr. and Darlin Ingrid Berry - who are part of their father's backing group, The Blueberry Hill Band - both play he harmonica and guitar on the album, which has been produced by Chuck.

Bassist Jimmy Marsala, who has played with Berry for four decades, and pianist Robert Lohr and drummer Keith Robinson also feature on the tracks.

Of the new songs, which were recorded in the music legend's hometown of St. Louis, his son Charles said: "What an honour 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. These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful thought provoking time capsules of a life's work."

Chuck is one of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll music and his early songs, such as 'Rock and Roll Music', 'Johnny B. Goode' and 'Roll Over Beethoven', influenced the likes of The Beatles - who covered his tracks - The Rolling Stones, Bill Haley & His Comets and The Beach Boys.

Topics:  album chuck berry general-seniors-news music



GALLERY: ordinary women, extraordinary photos

'Showcasing beautiful Evans Head'.

New trend in photos with 5 tips on taking your most sensual selfie

Police block business for on-line drug supplier

Drugs that were to be sold online.

Man arrested after investigations into internet drug business

Firing up the barbie to support volunteers

Kyogle RFS are looking forward to using their new gas barbecue which will allow them to cater at incidents, celebrate brigade milestones and at open days.

A NEW barbecue and gas bottle for the RFS Kyogle

Local Partners

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

DARIUS McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on the ’90s sitcom Family Matters, has been accused of holding his infant daughter over a pot of boiling water.

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!