LARGO, MD.  AUG. 31.: Chuck Brown, the Father of Go-Go music visited Washington Post's office in Largo, MD  on Aug. 31, 2010.  ( Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan )

Chuck Brown


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.