In tribute to Belita Woods; 1948-2012
Today, our favorite go-go legend has passed on…
Our Godfather of go-go, Chuck Brown (born August 22, 1936) has passed away today. Being a DC native myself – this loss is significant to everything and everyone in our DMV music scene as a whole.
Chuck's career started as a guitarist alongside Jerry Butler and Earls of Rhythm. With his combination of soul and love of everything music – he became such a powerful and significant figure of our go-go music scene.
There isn't ONE go-go band or music personality in music that has not been introduced to the phenomenal personality of Mr. Chuck Brown. Either through his words or music – every life he touched he influenced in such a positive manner.
Not only was Chuck Brown EVERYTHING to our music scene – but he was such a significant figure in our community. During his lifetime, he contributed to not only his community but he extended his humanitarian efforts outside of it as well.
In his career alone, he inspired every go-go band you can imagine in our DC, MD and VA area. Outside of that genre, he was nominated for a Grammy for his performance with Jill Scott and Marcus Miller (from album We Got This in 2010). In 2011, he was also honored by the National Symphony Orchestra, during which he gave a spectacular performance with his band.
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