Chuck Berry’s Family Announces His Final Album Will Still Come Out In 2017

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Chuck Berry’s family announced that the legendary guitarist’s final album will still come out in 2017 following news of his death on Saturday.

On Monday, in a post on the late singer’s Facebook, the family wrote that his album, simply titled “Chuck,” will be produced and released as he originally planned. It will be his first album in 38 years.  (RELATED: Chuck Berry Punched Keith Richards For Touching His Guitar [VIDEO])

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs during the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo, Monaco on March 28, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs during the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo, Monaco on March 28, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

“Since Chuck’s passing on Saturday, the Berry family has received many inquiries from friends, fans and media about the status of his forthcoming album CHUCK, which was originally announced on his 90th birthday, October 18, 2016,” the statement read. “Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music.”

“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,” it added. “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.”

News broke over the weekend that the pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll died at the age of 90. He was found unresponsive by a caretaker at his home just west of St. Louis on Saturday. According to a statement from the police, after several attempts to revive the legendary guitar player failed, he was pronounced dead by Missouri’s St. Charles County police.

Berry has been credited with influencing almost all forms of rock ‘n’ roll.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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