Family backing plans to release music from Chuck Berry's new album
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 19:14
"Chuck", the final album from rock legend Chuck Berry will be released this week in the wake of his passing, his family said Monday.
Following Berry's death aged 90 earlier this month, his family have announced that they will unveil the album as a tribute to him.
Rock'n'roll lost one of its founding fathers when Chuck Berrypassed away at the age of 90 on Saturday (March 18). He dedicated the LP, which features new, original material, to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry. "My darlin', I'm growing old!" I will open my scrapbook to a time when a guitarist, singer and songwriter played and influenced untold thousands of musicians. Now I can hang up my shoes!' After they responded to a call at approximately 12:40 p.m., they headed over to the house where they discovered Chuck Berry inside, unresponsive. The police added in their statement that the family had asked for privacy during their time of bereavement.
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 Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer spent three nights, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Theater At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
Celebrities remembered the late musician on social media over the weekend; many of whom recalled being on stage with the artist most known for his hits "School Days", "Johnny B. Goode" and "Maybellene".
Some of the rock legend's songs had been covered by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley.