Chuck Brown

Singer Known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," Chuck Brown was a music legend not only in the Washington, D.C. area, where go-go music is most popular, but nationally. A bandleader, singer and guitarist, he gained national attention with his 1978 hit "Bustin' Loose" and "We Need Some Money (Bout Money)" in 1984. Brown received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for "Love," featuring Jill Scott and Marcus Miller. On May 16, 2012, Brown passed away at the age of 75 of pneumonia.

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