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Remembering Chuck Brown: 1936-2012

Posted in News on May 17, 2012
Chuck Brown
Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown, a beloved member of the BMI songwriting family, died on Wednesday, May 16 in Washington, D.C. Revered as the “Godfather of Go-Go” – his groundbreaking spin on funk that kept D.C. dancefloors and clubs full for decades – Brown topped national charts with his self-penned “Bustin’ Loose.” To learn more about his unique career, read the Washington Post’s comprehensive tribute.


photo Congressman John Conyers (standing) poses for a photo with songwriting greats Chuck Brown, Isaac Hayes and David Porter at the Copyright Alliance Exponential in 2007 in Washington, D.C.