CHUCK BROWN THE GODFATHER OF GO-GO

Photobucket It was a sad day in the Washington music world yesterday as Chuck Brown, the acknowledged “Godfather of Go-Go”, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 75. Mr. Brown was a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Heritage Fellows Award in 2005, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011. I worked photographing Mr. Brown on numerous occasions over the years, most recently in 2011 when he performed with blues harmonica wizard Phil Wiggins at the ALTA awards at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. He was a larger than life creative force in the Nations’s Capital and will be sorely missed.Photobucket
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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS COPYRIGHT MICHAEL G. STEWART for N.E.A., N.C.T.A.

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