KIng Of Go-Go Chuck Brown Passes
May 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM (PT)
The man affectionately known as “The King Of Go-Go,” CHUCK BROWN, has succumbed to multiple organ failure at the age of 75. Brown, who was a much-sought-after guitarist, began in the late '60 s playing with R&B singer JERRY BUTLER. He is considered a local legend in his native WASHINGTON, D.C. He had a huge hit called “Bustin’ Loose,” which charted high on the R&B charts and established him as “The Go-Go King.”
In SEPTEMBER 2011, BROWN was honored by The NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA when they paid tribute to THE LEGENDS OF WASHINGTON MUSIC in a LABOR DAY concert. His music was honored along with that of DUKE ELLINGTON and JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA.
He leaves behind two sons. Funeral arrangements are pending.