Chuck Brown

4:30pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Remembrances

Chuck Brown, 'Go-Go' Funk Pioneer, Dies

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 5:34 pm

The man known as the Godfather of Go-Go has died. Chuck Brown pioneered a musical style of percussion-heavy funk that was born in Washington, D.C. Brown died at age 75 after suffering from pneumonia. Robert Siegel has this remembrance.

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3:59pm

Wed May 16, 2012
The Record

Go-Go Legend Chuck Brown Dies

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:48 pm

3:24pm

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Chuck Brown, The Godfather Of 'Go-Go', Dies

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 3:55 pm

Abby Verbosky NPR

Chuck Brown, known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," a style of percussion-heavy funk pioneered in Washington, D.C., died Wednesday. His death was reported by The Washington Post, quoting his manager, and other local outlets confirmed his death with family members.

Brown had been hospitalized for pneumonia. He was 75.

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2:59pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Chuck Brown: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 6:38 am

Abby Verbosky/NPR
  • Audio Only: Chuck Brown's Tiny Desk Concert

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. In 2010, he brought his full band to the NPR Music office — and put on a party like no one else.

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2:30pm

Thu February 3, 2011
World Cafe

In Memoriam: Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 2:52 pm

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died Wednesday. In 2011, he stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

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