Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, Dies at 75


In 1984, before Bryant St., NW would become a one way, I am a third grader in search of candy and I hear Chuck Brown's go-go version of this song blasting out of a blue Bonneville stuck at a traffic light. I slow walk up to the Sunbeam market so I can

Chuck Brown, who became a local hero in Washington for creating go-go music — a strutting funk variant that is the city's signature dance genre — and kept the beat going for decades, died on Wednesday in Baltimore. He was 75.

By Maura Judkis Those who don't know Chuck Brown's distinctive go-go sound on its own merits surely know him from his contributions to other artists' music. You've probably heard a Chuck Brown song without even realizing it: Since 1983, when the B-Boys

Chuck Brown, an icon of Washington, D.C.'s funk music scene, died at the age of 75 on Wednesday (May 16).

In 1984, before Bryant St., NW would become a one way, I am a third grader in search of candy and I hear Chuck Brown's go-go version of this song blasting out of a blue Bonneville stuck at a traffic light. I slow walk up to the Sunbeam market so I can

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