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Roll Over, Beethoven, Chuck Berry's Coming Home

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The new album was initially announced last fall, on Berry's 90th birthday.

Just hours before on Monday morning (March 20), Berry's family released a statement revealing that the details of the guitarist's final album, titled CHUCK, will be released this week.

'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.

The legendary Chuck Berry was honored with online tributes from fans including former President Barack Obama and rock "n" roll luminaries like Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney. I'm glad I had a chance to know, love, and work w Chuck Berry during my life and career. Now I can hang up my shoes!'

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The 90-year-old Berry died Saturday at his home near St. Louis.

'Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. The police added in their statement that the family had asked for privacy during their time of bereavement. The song has been included on a number of lists of the greatest songs of all time (Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock, for example) and was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. You can hear his influence in every rock & roll band from my generation on.

Berry leaves behind four children: Darlin Ingrid Berry, Aloha Berry, Charles Berry Jr. and Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge. He helped create the rock "n" roll sound with 1950s rock standards, such as "Johnny B. Goode", "Rock and Roll Music", "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Maybellene".

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