Chuck Brown, "Godfather of Go-Go," has died at the age of 75 - Reverb

Chuck Brown, “Godfather of Go-Go,” dead at 75

In this May 3, 2009, file photograph, musician Chuck Brown performs live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course. On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," died at 75. (Jason Moore/Zuma Press/MCT)

In this May 3, 2009, file photograph, musician Chuck Brown performs live at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course. On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," died at 75. (Jason Moore/Zuma Press/MCT)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Brown, who styled a unique brand of funk music as a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as the “godfather of go-go,” has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.

Brown died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Hospital spokesman Gary Stephenson confirmed he had died after a hospital stay that began April 18.

Thanks to Brown, go-go music was uniquely identified with Washington.

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  • Cbtfunk

    I know, love and miss you Chuck. CB former member of Trouble Funk.