D.c. Musician Chuck Brown Dies

"Godfather of Go-Go"dies at age 75 in Washington.

  • What Chel’e P., “Queen of Go-Go Soul,” Meant to the Local Go-Go Scene
    “She commanded the stage. She made you look at her and pay attention.” That’s WKYS’s evening Go-Go Crank Session DJ Big John talking about seeing D.C. born-and-raised singer/actress Michelle “Chel’e P." Perry in June 2013 at the Howard Theatre in the gospel drama My Father’s Keeper . Chel’e P., the self-proclaimed "Queen of Go-Go Soul" died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at age 42 from lung cancer, as first ...
    10/23/2014 - 3:47 pm | View Link
  • Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington, D.C.
    The Foo Fighters frontman discusses his new rockumentary series for HBO.
    10/20/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Link
  • ‘Sonic Highways’: Dave Grohl’s busy but beautiful road trip
    TV REVIEW | In HBO?s rockumentary series, Foo Fighters travel to 8 cities (including D.C.) to listen and record.
    10/16/2014 - 7:05 pm | View Link
  • HBO Series ‘Sonic Highways’ Includes DC’s Go-Go Scene (Trailer)
    *Eight songs. Eight cities. Eight episodes. Dave Grohl’s HBO series “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” premiering Friday Oct. 17 at 11 p.m., follows the musician as his band records eight different tracks in eight musically-fertile cities across America for their forthcoming eighth studio album, also titled “Sonic Highways.” Below, Grohl explains more about the show’s concept and what viewers […]
    10/15/2014 - 7:13 pm | View Link
  • Eva Cassidy: The One That Got Away
    Over the course of his career, Bruce Lundvall has had to take a pass on many artists who came knocking on his door with a demo. While he has a reputation for being known as Doctor Yes, Lundvall has also been in plenty of situations where he’s had to deliver discouraging news to an aspiring musician.
    10/12/2014 - 3:51 am | View Link
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  • Foo Fighters Go Hardcore for 'Sonic Highways' Washington D.C. Visit
    borrows its hook from "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown's "Bustin' Loose." With D.C.'s hardcore scene exploding thanks to Minor Threat, Scream and Bad Brains, those audiences found kinship with Go-Go acts like Trouble Funk, and the groups would often stage ...
    10/25/2014 - 2:52 am | View Link
  • D.C. leaders unveil Chuck Brown Memorial Park
    WASHINGTON - On Chuck Brown Day in D.C., in honor of the Godfather of Go Go, hundreds made their way to a Northeast neighborhood to see the new memorial to the musician. "I'm witnessing history," says Judy Lundy who came all the way across the city on a ...
    08/22/2014 - 2:11 pm | View Link
  • Bustin' out the newest Chuck Brown Memorial Park renderings
    "[The] Chuck Brown Memorial will serve as a communal space for visitors ... while profiling the history and legacy of the iconic musician." The original park design called for a 200-seat amphitheater, but that amenity was ruled out amid neighborhood ...
    03/18/2014 - 11:46 am | View Link
  • Interactive Sculptures to be Installed in Chuck Brown Memorial Park
    Braitman to create a permanent art installation at Chuck Brown Memorial Park that celebrates the life of the late musician. Braitman proposes to create an interactive sculpture that reflects Brown's force of personality, echoes the "call and response ...
    03/7/2014 - 4:33 am | View Link
  • From Go-Go's Heyday To Today: One Musician's Love Affair With D.C. Music
    Chuck Brown was already a figure of legend ... He only ever sang backup with the Soul Searchers. "I'm just a working musician now," Tillery says. "In this business, you never know. You can be down one time and up the other... As long as I'm working ...
    02/14/2014 - 1:22 am | View Link
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  • Chuck Brown
    Charles Louis "Chuck" Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist and singer who is affectionately called "the Godfather of Go-go ". Go-go is a ...
    10/31/2014 - 4:23 am | View Website
  • Chuck Brown
    Home page of Chuck Brown, a R&B/Soul group from Washington, DC. Affectionately known as the Godfather of Go Go, Chuck Brown created the Go Go sound. He combined Latin ...
    10/30/2014 - 4:06 pm | View Website
  • Amazon.com: Chuck Brown: Songs, Albums, Pictures, Bios
    Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70’s.
    10/30/2014 - 6:41 am | View Website
  • Should AC/DC Continue Without MALCOLM YOUNG? (Starring ...
    On Thursday, April 24, the sixth edition of the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS took place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the legendary ...
    10/30/2014 - 12:35 am | View Website
  • Music of Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C. has been home to many prominent musicians and is particularly known for the musical genres of hardcore punk, house dance, bluegrass, and a local funk ...
    10/29/2014 - 4:36 pm | View Website
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