Chuck Berry turns 90 years old today — happy birthday, Chuck! — but somehow, we’re the ones getting the birthday present. The rock ‘n’ roll legend has just announced Chuck, his first album in 38(!) years, which will be out next year via Dualtone.
Recorded in various studios around St. Louis, the LP features Berry’s longtime backing band, including his children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry on guitar and harmonica respectively, Jimmy Marsala on bass, Robert Lohr on piano, and Keith Robinson on drums.
“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” says Berry in a press release, referring to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
In conclusion: Releasing an album at 90 is wild, and Chuck Berry is the man.