happy 90th birthday, chuck berry!

October 18, 2016

Icon and father of rock and roll Chuck Berry turns 90 today! From his first single Maybellene in 1955 to now, Chuck has been on the forefront of pushing music’s boundaries. To celebrate his 90th year, he’s releasing an album in 2017 dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry, entitled, “Chuck”—his first album since 1979. Berry recorded “Chuck” with his longtime backing band that includes his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), as well as bassist Jimmy Marsala, who has played with Berry for 40 years, pianist Robert Lohr and drummer Keith Robinson. Til then, let’s celebrate the life of this amazing musician.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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