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The legendary father of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown has passed away at the age of 75, confirmed his manager Tom Goldfogle. As previously reported by NewsOne, the master, affectionately known as “Chuck Baby” had been suffering with pneumonia since being admitted to John Hopkins University Hospital back on April 18.

The always cool and gravelly sounding Brown, whose rhythmic sounds blended funk, soul and Latin music was born in Gaston, N.C. Whereas he spent some time in jail as a young man, when he was released in 1962, he made the decision to pursue his love of music. Washington D.C. served as Brown’s musical inspiration for most of his nearly five decades-plus musical career. After kicking it around with some bands, Brown formed his group the Soul Searchers.

Brown’s first monster hit “Bustin’ Loose” punctuated the go-go sound, dominating the R&B singles chart in 1979. “Bustin’ Loose” was “the one record I had so much confidence in,” Mr. Brown told The Post in 2001. “I messed with it for two years, wrote a hundred lines of lyrics and only ended up using two lines. . . . It was the only time in my career that I felt like it’s going to be a hit.”

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