March 30, 2017

Music From Chuck Berry's Final Album to See Release This Week

20 March 2017, 06:28 | Melvin Schneider

Music From Chuck Berry's Final Album to See Release This Week

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Chuck Berry died from natural causes.

A press release from October 18, 2016 - Berry's 90 birthday - said the rock legend recorded the album in several studios in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri and featured his longtime backing group and his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry. "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", they wrote. However, the responders were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at approximately 1:26 p.m., according to People.

'The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry. "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement".

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The Berry family noted that "plans have been in place" for months and that Dualtone Records will "reveal further details and music" from the LP later this week.

Fans mourning Chuck Berry's death can look forward to an album of mostly new material expected this year. During the country star's performance at the Runaway Country Festival in Kissimmee, Fla., he made a decision to cover Berry's classic 1958 rock hit "Johnny B. Goode".

And former President Bill Clinton, who had Berry at his two inaugurations, issued a statement reading: "Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember". It was also named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. You can hear his influence in every rock & roll band from my generation on. He helped create the rock "n" roll sound with 1950s rock standards, such as "Johnny B. Goode", "Rock and Roll Music", "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Maybellene".

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