Is Chuck Brown Living or Dead?

Has Founding go-go musician Chuck Brown died? Or is he still alive?

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Founding go-go musician

Chuck Brown is ...

Born 22 Aug 1936 in Gaston
Died 16 May 2012 in Baltimore
Age75 years, 8 months
Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown
Go go musician Chuck Brown performing at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, National Mall, Washington, D.C. October 1, 2005 This is a photo of the live video monitor that was set up at the concert. Photo taken and uploaded by Gyrofrog.

About Chuck Brown

Charles Louis "Chuck" Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist, bandleader and singer who has garnered the honorific nickname "The Godfather of Go-Go". Go-go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around the Washington metropolitan area in the mid-1970s. While its musical classification, influences, and origins are debated, Brown is regarded as the fundamental force behind the creation of go-go music.


Chuck Brown died on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital of multiple organ failure, including heart failure. He was 75 years old. Several weeks prior to his death, he had postponed and cancelled shows due to hospitalisation for pneumonia. His interment was at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, Maryland.