Chuck Brown Dead at 75

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Chuck Brown, a musician known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," has died.

The Washington, D.C. musical giant, born in Gaston, N.C., and perhaps best known for his group's 1979 chart-topping hit "Bustin' Loose," was 75.

Earlier this month, Chuck Brown's family revealed that he had pneumonia. He canceled a planned performance in April due to health concerns.

Chuck Brown

According to the AP, Brown was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. From The Washington Post's obituary:

"Known as the 'Godfather of Go-Go,' the singer, guitarist and songwriter developed his commanding brand of funk in the mid-'70s to compete with the dominance of disco."

"Like a DJ blending records, Mr. Brown used nonstop percussion to stitch songs together and keep the crowd on the dance floor, resulting in marathon performances."

"Mr. Brown said the style got its name because “the music just goes and goes.”

As NPR reported, "the name Chuck Brown might not mean a whole lot to people outside the Washington, D.C., area. That would be their loss." R.I.P.

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Mr. CHUCK BROWN, you are the greastest of all time! I grew up with you and your music. You will never ever be forgotten. Not in a million years. GOD LOVES YOU FIRST! You will always have us forever. You are still with us no matter what. One day we will meet again. The public will always keep you alive forever and a day. May GOD bless your family and keep you in his arms forever. I LOVE YOU MR. CHUCK BROWN! YOU ARE MY HERO!


I am very sadden to hear of donna summers passing. to are to many of our greats are passing at such young ages I get over one shock into another .She was Disco it can never come back because the queen left us my condolence to her family and close friends She is such a beatiful spirit she is with everyone else in the heavens.