Go-Go Legend Chuck Brown Dies at 75
Brown, known as the 'Godfather of Go-Go', was a native Washingtonian.
Chuck Brown, the “Godfather of Go-Go," will sing no more. Brown died Wednesday at age 75 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Brown was a native Washingtonian and a leader in the creation and evolution of Go-Go as a subgenre of funk music.
“Go-go is D.C.’s very own unique contribution to the world of pop music, and Chuck Brown was regarded as Go-go’s creator and, arguably, its most legendary artist,” Mayor Gray said in a press release. “Today is a very sad day for music lovers the world over, but especially in the District of Columbia.
Brown was hospitalized for pneumonia and died from complications from sepsis.
"His musical legacy will live on, not only in the District street bearing his name, or each time a home run is scored at Nationals Stadium, but in the hearts of the people of the District of Columbia who loved him so much," said Councilmember Mary Cheh in a press release.
Did you ever see Chuck Brown perform? Do you remember when Go-Go became D.C.'s very own contribution to funk music? Tell us in the comments.