R.I.P. Chuck Brown: Twitter Reactions

Pioneering funk guitarist Chuck Brown (@chuckbrowndc) died yesterday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. Brown, 75, was a legend of the Washington D.C. music scene, earning the title “the Godfather of Go-go,” after a style of funk music he helped to popularize. With his band, the Soul Searchers, Brown stormed the Go-Go circuit developing an intensely enthusiastic live show. Brown and his band had a series of hits in the 1970s, with Busting Loose and Ashley’s Roachclip becoming widely well-known and heavily sampled by hip-hop artists. His devoted fans and others around the music world have been tweeting condolences which we’ve rounded up below.

https://twitter.com/#!/chuckbrowndc/status/202880160616284160


https://twitter.com/#!/Stanton_Moore/status/203150774828679169
https://twitter.com/#!/sfj/status/203150564937314304
https://twitter.com/#!/questlove/status/203124653277970434
https://twitter.com/#!/MsBettyWright/status/202947002043072512
https://twitter.com/#!/SnoopDogg/status/202940112378667009
https://twitter.com/#!/TheRealMikeEpps/status/202937176143572992
https://twitter.com/#!/WendellPierce/status/202921742027599874
https://twitter.com/#!/ThieveryCorpDC/status/202870469450407936
https://twitter.com/#!/TalibKweli/status/202899615417249792
https://twitter.com/#!/Mr_Dupri/status/202895766484828160
https://twitter.com/#!/CornelWest/status/202892719012585472
https://twitter.com/#!/Pharrell/status/202889390844944384
https://twitter.com/#!/common/status/202876281992392704
https://twitter.com/#!/BunBTrillOG/status/202871959900528641
https://twitter.com/#!/mattizcoop/status/202868859949170688
https://twitter.com/#!/LukeRussert/status/202864871396741120
https://twitter.com/#!/phontigallo/status/202863118894895104
https://twitter.com/#!/jamespoyser/status/202862121661382656
https://twitter.com/#!/marionbarryjr/status/202918215716835328
https://twitter.com/#!/marionbarryjr/status/202919760055377920
https://twitter.com/#!/marionbarryjr/status/202920158069653505
https://twitter.com/#!/marionbarryjr/status/203116088777650177

Do you have a memory of Chuck you’d like to share? Post it in the comments or send a tweet to @Hidden_Track and tell us how you feel.

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