Chuck Berry Turns 90, Gives World a Birthday Present

Announces release of first album in 38 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2016 11:21 AM CDT
Chuck Berry Turns 90, Gives World a Birthday Present
In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, musician Chuck Berry plays "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Chuck Berry turned 90 Tuesday, but it's the rest of us who are getting a birthday present: He announced on his birthday that he'll be releasing his first new album in 38 years. Chuck, to be released on Nashville-based label Dualtone, was recorded in Berry's hometown of St. Louis and will feature mostly new music written and produced by Berry, the Guardian reports. His kids, Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid, will be featured on the album playing guitar and harmonica. It will be released next year, and is his first album since 1979's Rock It. (More Chuck Berry stories.)

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