Chuck Berry's Final Album to Be Released This Week

Posted March 20, 2017

The new album was initially announced last fall, on Berry's 90th birthday.

According to a statement released by Berry's estate following his death, the new LP - titled Chuck and announced previous year on the guitarist's 89th birthday - is still very much in the works.

The statement continued, "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".

Of course musicians all around the world rightfully paid tribute to Berry this weekend, but seeing an artist of Morrison's stature, a fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, added a sense of gravitas that only a handful of living musicians can match.

Announcing Chuck last year, Berry dedicated the record to his wife of 58 years Themetta. "My darlin', I'm growing old!"

Original Black Sabbath drummer payed his tribute to the "father of rock n' roll", Chuck Berry, who died on Saturday, March 18th. Now I can hang up my shoes!'

"Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques", read the report. "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement". The track was a Number Two Billboard hit when it was released in 1958 during the first rock and roll boom and went on to influence rock and roll guitarists throughout the next decades.

Berry was a transcendent figure in the rock and roll realm, incorporating rhythm and blues elements into the genre while captivating audiences with his trademark swagger and rousing guitar solos.

The success of "Johnny B. Goode" inspired Berry's followup songs "Bye Bye Johnny" and "Go Go Go", as well as his 1969 album Concerto in B. Goode and its almost 19-minute title track.