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Why I Saw Chuck Berry Play Live At Age 81

Paying homage to our pioneers, fifty years later and three thousand miles away.<p><i>A Celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month at The</i> …

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Chuck Berry's Final Recordings Are Fresh And Forward-Looking

Berry, who died in March at the age of 90, left behind an album of new material, his first such collection since 1979. Rejecting nostalgia, Berry's last project is interesting and energetic.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. Chuck Berry, who died this past March at the age of 90, …

Chuck Berry, the man who wrote the book on rock 'n' roll, finally shows us how it ends

The last time Chuck Berry released a studio album, Madonna did not yet exist in the public eye. Think about that for a moment. The hiatus between …

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Untimely Death: Still a Great Career Move

Lennon's line "Everybody loves you when you're six foot underground" is proving true.

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Music Review: Chuck Berry’s final album makes a casually profound closing statement

Barring any additional posthumous releases, the last song on the last album that Chuck Berry ever recorded will be “Eyes Of Man,” a midtempo blues number with a vocal performance more spoken than sung. It clocks in at just a little over two minutes—at the end of a 10-track LP that doesn’t quite …

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Glen Campbell, Katy Perry & Chuck Berry All Launch New Albums Inside The U.K. Top 10

London Grammar may have won this week on the albums chart in the U.K., but the rest of the top 10 is filled with other high-profile new releases from some of the biggest pop stars of today and legendary rock stars who have been at it for decades. Half of the slots inside the uppermost region this …

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The Playlist: A Different Side of Chuck Berry and a New Sound for Coldplay

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. You can listen to this playlist</i> <i>on Spotify here</i><i>. Like this Playlist? Let us know at</i> <i>theplaylist@nytimes.com</i><i>, and sign up for our Louder</i> …

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Watch Chuck Berry's Nostalgic Father's Day Tribute Video

Late rock ‘n’ roll pioneer <b>Chuck Berry’s</b> final album <i>CHUCK</i> was posthumously released last week. A “nostalgic Father’s Day tribute” video for the album …

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Watch Chuck Berry's Charming Family Footage in 'Darlin'' Video

Old home movies, photos fill new clip for guitarist's endearing 'Chuck' duet with daughter Ingrid<p>Chuck Berry's family photos and videos fill the …

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Chuck Berry - Chuck

A fine goodbye from a rock 'n' roll icon...Sadly passing just a few months before its release, the simply titled ‘Chuck’ sees one of the most …

Chuck Berry’s Final Album: Riding Into The Sunset In A Red Cadillac

Right now, Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" is 10 billion miles from Earth, somewhere in the infinite dark, waiting to be found by anyone who may be …

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Watch Nathaniel Rateliff With the Roots and Chuck Berry's Family on Fallon

Kyle Harris<p>Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.<p>Denver-based international soul sensation Nathaniel Rateliff, of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night …

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Why Alice Cooper Calls Chuck Berry the Greatest Rock-and-Roll Songwriter

If paranormal is defined as “other than normal,” that pretty much sums up Alice Cooper’s five-decade career. Cooper, who's performing in Denver …

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BBC Radio 6 Music - Chuck Berry: 40 Years On

This poetic hour-long world exclusive programme explores the extraordinary life and music of Chuck Berry, with original, never-heard-before interviews with the man himself, recorded in the 1970s.<p>Chuck Berry, who died in March aged 90, was a founding father of rock 'n' roll, whose songs (Johnny B. …

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The four-decade odyssey of Chuck Berry's swan-song album, 'Chuck'

It wasn’t supposed to take four decades to make what turned out to be Chuck Berry’s final album.<p>In fact, very soon after the release of his 1979 work “Rock It,” one of the primary architects of the entire genre of rock ’n’ roll music started working on a follow-up at his home studio in his native …

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The best radio this week: Chuck Berry, ‘the first black hillbilly’

Anthony Wall’s sprawling documentary Chuck Berry: 40 Years On gets a welcome airing on 6 Music, while Catherine Carr visits Iceland over on BBC World Service<p>In the mid-70s, Anthony Wall was rock correspondent for the Morning Star. Because he was also working in BBC Radio at the time, his interviews …

Stream Chuck Berry’s Final Album, Chuck

Three months after Chuck Berry’s death at 90, the rock legend’s final album, Chuck, has been released.<p><b>READ Chuck Berry, Legendary Guitarist And Rock</b> …

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Album Review: Chuck Berry’s ‘Chuck’

Chuck Berry’s final album, being released less than three months after his passing, may be more surprising for what it resists than what it embraces. …

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Chuck Berry: 'I drove to my own gigs'

Chuck Berry describes the difficulties he encountered when hiring supporting bands and his level of commitment when it came to touring.<p>This clip comes from Chuck Berry: 40 Years On, a new documentary for BBC 6 Music, containing never-before-heard interviews with the musician, recorded in the …

Chuck Berry's final album a mix of glory-days references, a few surprises

Chuck Berry's surprise announcement last October that he would release his final studio album this year was made all the more poignant by his death March 18 at age 90.<p>"Chuck" (Dualtone/Decca) very much sounds like a career capstone, a thank-you to the people who mattered most to him — from his wife …

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SZA’s Ctrl and 4 Other Albums to Listen to Now

<i>Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: Keeping track of everything that’s released</i> …

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Chuck Berry: Chuck review – instantly recognisable rock'n'roll royalty

Berry’s first album since 1979, released after his death, revisits the riffs and themes he made famous in the 1950s<p>Being released just three months after his death, Chuck Berry’s first album since 1979 includes songs that originate as far back as the 1980s. There are three generations of Berry …

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Stream Chuck Berry’s New Album Chuck

Three months after Chuck Berry’s death at 90, the rock legend’s final album, <i>Chuck</i>, has been released. The record is Berry’s first new one since …

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Review: Chuck Berry's 'Chuck,' His First LP Since 1979, Is Another Casual-Sounding Classic

Our take on the late rock architect's 'Chuck'<p>It took 38 years and sounds like it could have been knocked off last Sunday in the time it takes Dominos …

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Berry cements legacy with posthumous album

Before his death earlier this year, rock and roll legend Chuck Berry announced plans for his latest album, "Chuck" - a 10-song set nearly four decades in the making. Now, with the album's imminent release, Berry's family and friends remember the star and celebrate his musical legacy. (June 6) AP

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Stream Chuck Berry’s Final Album ‘Chuck’

Listen to 'Chuck,’ the final album by pioneering rock musician Chuck Berry recorded before he died earlier this year at the age of 90.

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Review: Chuck Berry, 'CHUCK'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Chuck Berry's legacy didn't need another record, or any kind of postscript for that matter.<p>When he died this March, the obits …

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Review: 'CHUCK' is a fitting farewell from pioneer Berry

Chuck Berry, "CHUCK" (Dualtone)<p>Nearly three months after Chuck Berry left the stage, here's his entertaining encore.<p>"CHUCK" might even be Berry's best album. While his hit singles in the 1950s helped lay the foundation for rock 'n' roll, LPs were then an afterthought, and it has been nearly 40 …

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Eight June albums we can't wait to listen to, from Vince Staples to Chuck Berry

Nothing inspires us to roll down the windows, crank up the music and get down like the beginning of summer. If you've just endured an oppressive …

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A Fitting Farewell from Chuck Berry

From the first lick, you know who it is. He doesn't even have to put a last name on it. Chuck is enough. The Berry-isms come tumbling out as he …

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