After a long battle with a list of health issues, the Godfather of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown, died today at age 75. Details on the sad news inside…
Chuck Brown is synonymous with Washington D.C.’s Go-Go sound as he’s credited as being the creator of the original music using the beat. The repetitive funky percussion vibe can still be heard in current music like Ameriie‘s "1 Thing," Beyonce‘s "Crazy In Love," and more.
As the heart and soul of the D.C. music scene, North Carolina native and D.C. raised Chuck has been blowing up the charts since the 70’s and his song "Bustin’ Loose." And in recent years has performed less frequently but ALWAYS blew up any concert where he made an appearance.
Mr. Brown died today at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, according to his manager, of complications from pneumonia & sepsis.
Sad day for music. R.I.P. Chuck.