Chuck Berry Posthumously Releases First-Ever Music Video


first_imgFollowing the death of the rock icon Chuck Berry earlier this year, Berry’s family has slowly been releasing new music from the upcoming Chuck album – due out June 9, 2017. Berry had announced the new album on his 90th birthday on October 18th of last year, making it the first solo album he’d worked on in over 38 years. He dedicated it to his wife of 68 years who he called “Toddy.” In a statement he said, “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”“Big Boys” was the first song to release from this collection of Chuck, followed by “Wonderful Woman,” and today “Big Boys” receives its counterpoint with an official music video. According to directors Matt Bizer and Curtis Wayne Millard, Berry was still alive during the music video’s production though he does not appear in the video itself.“Chuck Berry tunes are a good time and they tell stories that everyone can relate with, so we wanted to stay true to that,” they told NPR. “When we were shooting the video, Chuck Berry was still with us and during post-production we found out he had passed on. We did not know how to really process it all. In a way, I think we are still processing the entire experience.”Watch Chuck Berry’s first-ever music video below:Chuck Berry’s final album Chuck will be released on June 9, 2017. The album includes recordings from 1991 until 2014, and will mark the first release of new material since Berry’s 1979 Rock It.last_img