The Rolling Stones wish Chuck Berry a happy birthday
The Rolling Stones rockers Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wished their idol Chuck Berry a happy 90th birthday on Tuesday (18.10.16).
The two musicians have made no secret of the fact Chuck - who was one of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s - has been a huge influence on their music and they both took time out to pay tribute to him on the landmark date.
Mick, 73, logged on to Twitter to write: "Happy, happy birthday Chuck Berry. You've always been my inspiration!"
Keith, 72, recorded a video message to his fellow guitar god which was uploaded to his Twitter account.
In the clip, the rocker said: "Hey Chuck, it's time for another Happy Birthday man. You hang in and I'll be right there behind you, congratulations old boy."
The two Stones members weren't the only stars to take to Twitter to congratulate Chuck on his special day.
'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' singer BJ Thomas tweeted: "Happy Birthday to Chuck Berry. Made some of the greatest music of all time. Still rockin!"
And former 'Sopranos' star Stevie Van Zandt - who plays guitar in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band - wrote: "Happy Birthday to the genius Chuck Berry, First stop for every guitar player. Or should be. Rumors of a new album?!? Hope they're true. (sic)"
Those new album rumours were confirmed by Chuck himself on the day.
He announced that his 18th LP 'Chuck' is being released in 2017 on Nashville label Dualtone Records. It will be his first studio release since 1979's 'Rock It'.
The 'Roll Over Beethoven' hitmaker - real name Charles Berry - dedicated the new collection of songs to his wife of 68 years, Themetta 'Toddy' Suggs and hinted it will be his last ever collection of music.
He said: "This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy. My darlin' I'm growing old! I've worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!"