Following the death of the rock icon, Chuck Berry, this past Saturday, this morning, Berry’s family confirmed that Chuck, the album that Berry had been working on at the time of his death would still be released in the future. 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.His family released a statement about the album via Berry’s official Facebook, noting that “Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought Chuck a great sense of joy and satisfaction. 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 album will be released via Dualtone Records, and the company will release more information about the record in the future. In addition to Berry, Chuck also features Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), two of his children, in addition to Jimmy Marsala (bass), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) to round out the band. You can check out the official statement from Berry’s family below. [H/T Rolling Stone]
Claude “Bud” Palmer, Jr., 87, of Osgood passed away at 6am, Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home. He was born near Dabney on November 29, 1930 the son of Claude and Edith Rayner Palmer. He was married to Billie Goad on February 10, 1950 and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2006. Survivors include three sons Steve (Dru) Palmer of Winnfield, Louisiana, Roy (Sharon) Palmer of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and Clifford Palmer of Westport; three daughters Sharon (Herbert) Raines of Brookville, Norma (Ralph) Selby of Reelsville, and Blanche Cox of Osgood; 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Omer (Virginia) Palmer of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ronald and William Palmer, his sisters Waunetta Zaenglein, Phyllis Mulford, and Bonnie Palmer, his son-in-law Frank Cox, and his daughter-in-law Angela Palmer. Mr. Palmer served with the US Navy from 1948 to 1958 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He enlisted in 1958 with the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam War with the Army Air Corp in Iceland and North Africa until 1968, obtaining the rank of Tech Sergeant. He then served with the US Army Reserves until 1978. In civilian life Mr. Palmer retired in 1993 after 25 years with Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg. Bud enjoyed hunting, but his greatest joy in life was his large family and simply just being at home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bud’s son Pastor Steve Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Greendale Cemetery in care of the funeral home.