Chuck Brown, “Godfather of Go-Go,” dead at 75By Reverb Staff | May 16th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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.