Many things have come from the DMV area but the most notable is the great genre of go-go music. In the late 60s and early 70s, D.C. was the hotbed for a brand new sound of funk that infused with early hip-hop and R&B. Forty-some years later and it is still a dynamic genre for D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Three proposals for art installations honoring the Godfather of Go-Go are in the running to be featured in D.C.’s Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
Join WPGC and DJ Flexx for the “Chuck Brown All Star Go Go Tribute” as we celebrate “The Godfather of Go Go” one year to the day of his passing.
Chuck Brown was a beloved D.C. icon but his impact on the musical genre of go-go reached across the nation.
According to reports, that might happen!!
If you’re not able to make it to the Washington Convention Center for this afternoon’s Chuck Brown Memorial (12p-3p), you can still join the service online! WPGC.COM will carry the entire memorial LIVE on-air at 95.5 and online Via our online stream.
Friends, family and fans of the late Chuck Brown will pay their respects Thursday afternoon in a special memorial service at the Washington Convention Center. The public is invited to this special event to memorialize “The Godfather of Go-Go” and to celebrating his life and contributions to DC music and culture.
It’s been a week since the DC legend, Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown passed away. His daughter has revealed the funeral arrangements thus far.
Billboard Music Awards honored the lives and legacies of this year’s fallen artists at Sunday’s (May 20) show. The stage was set for praising now-deceased icons such as Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Robin Gibb and Donna Summer. But fans of D.C.’s go-go scene were left wanting when the night passed with no mention of go-go legend Chuck Brown, who passed away last week (May 16) at age 75.
After wining the award for best band, Chuck Brown discusses how grateful he was to be able to still make music and how his community was an integral part of his success. Fusing funk […]