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The late “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown will be celebrated today in Washington, D.C. According to local affiliate WJLA, a groundbreaking ceremony will occur at noon today for the creation of the Chuck Brown Memorial Park. There will also be a special performance by the Chuck Brown Band at the Howard Theatre Thursday evening to […]


The first person got in line at 8 p.m. Wednesday night to get a seat at Chuck Brown’s public memorial, held Thursday afternoon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. By morning, thousands had queued up for the scheduled four-hour service, that started at noon,  to honor the Godfather of Go-Go, which […]


He was praised the way he played. Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, was known for concerts that went on anywhere from 2-4 hours or, as one of his songs said, “until the cops come knockin’,” and his viewing Tuesday ran all day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the recently reopened Howard Theatre. […]


A vigil was held on Chuck Brown Way in front of the legendary Howard Theatre Wednesday night to honor go-go legend Chuck Brown, who died at Johns Hopkins University Hospital earlier in the day after a battle with pneumonia. He was 75. As unconfirmed rumors started in the afternoon that Brown had died, an attempt […]

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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 […]


With a recent rumor of music legend Chuck Brown passing away, his daughter, Cherita Whiting is speaking out against those who are starting the buzz. The 75-year-old Brown was hospitalized last month and taken to a Washington, D.C. area hospital for “joint pain and inflammation that prevented him from performing.” “Please stop the rumors. I […]


Music legend and “Godfather of Go Go,” Chuck Brown has been hospitalized. The 75-year-old performer was taken to a Washington, D.C. area hospital for “joint pain and inflammation that has prevented him from performing.” He was scheduled to go on stage Saturday at the Howard Theater in D.C., but the appearance has been postponed until […]