Musical palate cleanser, old age comeback edition

Holy crap!  I didn’t see this one coming.

St. Louis’ own rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry turns 90 on Tuesday, but he’s the one who will be giving fans a gift. Berry will release his first new studio album since 1979’s “Rock It.”

Simply titled “Chuck,” the album will be available in 2017 through Dualtone Records. The exact release date hasn’t been determined.

The album will consist mostly of originals…

The Stones and now Chuck.  If you’re not dead, make some damned records, right?


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10 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, old age comeback edition

  1. gastr1

    Wow…there are people who will still work with him? A legend in more ways than one.


  2. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    One of the oddest things that I ever discovered is that Chuck Berry and my dad were the same age – and then completely different ages altogether.


  3. Saw him for the first time, when he had just gotten out of prison. One hell of a show. He played forever, and drank a hell of a lot out of what I took to be a whiskey bottle. Saw him three other times, but still like the first show the best.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      Well which time.? After the armed robbery…transporting a 14 yr old minor across state lines, or tax evasion… ?
      He could rock and roll for sure.

      But in January 1962, he was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines.[2][3][4]

      After his release in 1963, Berry had more hits in the mid-1960s, including “No Particular Place to Go”, “You Never Can Tell”, and “Nadine”. By the mid-1970s, he was more in demand as a live performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality.[2] In 1979 he served 120 days in prison for tax evasion.

      Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.”[5] Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine’s “greatest of all time” lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004


  4. After the 63 release for the Mann act. I forgot about the armed robbery. Do remember the tax evasion. Did he do time for filming the women at his restaurant? Will have to look that one up.