Death of Chuck Brown

August 22, 1936 - May 16, 2012
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 75

Pioneer of 'go-go' funk music dies
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BRETT ZONGKER, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation's capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.

Brown, widely acclaimed as the "Godfather of go-go" for his pioneering sound, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson confirmed Brown had died after a hospital stay that began April 18.


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