Chuck Berry, one of the founders of Rock ‘n’ Roll with the late Ike Turner, celebrated his 90th birthday October 18th and will release his first album in 38 years in 2017.
The album will consist of new songs written and produced by him. He is dedicating the album to Thelmetta, his wife of 38 years.
Berry, who was born in St. Louis in 1926, has written a number of classic rock songs, including “Johnny B. Goode,” “My Ding-a-Ling,” “Maybelline” and “Nadine.”
Berry, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, is so highly regarded that superstars like Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Pete Townshend of The Who have played in his backup bands.