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16May
2012
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Funk Legend Chuck Brown, “The Godfather Of Go-Go” Passes Away At 75

Chuck Brown. Photo: Chris Biondo & Eva Cassidy
Chuck Brown. Photo: Chris Biondo & Eva Cassidy

Chuck Brown. Photo: Chris Biondo & Eva Cassidy

The "Godfather Of Go-Go" Funk legend Chuck Brown, has passed away at the age of 75.

The Washington Post confirms the story with Brown's manager Tom Goldfogle. Brown was hospitalized earlier this month for pneumonia.

If you were around in the 70's and you know your funk, Chuck Brown dominated the 70's as a funk icon.

When asked how Funk got its name Brown famously said "the music just goes and goes.”

His major hit was "Busting Loose" from 1978. Chuck Brown may not have received the international exposure he deserved, but he will be missed for what he did bring; a whole lot of soul and a whole lot of funk.-DocFB

Comments (2)
  1. Rest in Peace, I loved this song–it was a club jam and still is.

  2. np: Chuck Brown feat. Marcus Miller, Jill Scott – Love


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