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Gray Asks Council to Designate Chuck Brown Park

Just like he said he would, Mayor Vince Gray has asked the D.C. Council to name a park in the District after Chuck Brown, who died May 16. The Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012 would name the western portion of Langdon Park—between 18th and 20th Streets NE—after the Godfather of Go-Go. “It’ll be a place just like Chuck,” Gray said at Brown's memorial last month. “A place where there’s action, a place where there’s people, a place where there’s traffic…a place where Joe can run.”

Of course, that isn't the only tribute to Brown politicians promised at the memorial service—although Kwame Brown may have trouble delivering a Go-Go Hall of Fame now that he's resigned his Council chairmanship. (There are also Washington City Paper's suggestions, none of which has been realized yet.) My humble suggestion for the park, should the Council rename it after Brown: Install some go-go swings.

Illustration by Brooke Hatfield

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  1. #1

    I would Be a damn shame if he didn't get all he just dues! Hip hop aint nothing but go go swing! with more rap hyped over the beat! We real musicians here in DC! Washingtonians remember what we would call block party music live entertainment that went on& on like Chuck Godfather of GO-GO said that DC is the home of GO-GO!

  2. #2

    It would Be a damn! shame if he didn't get all his just dues! Hip Hop aint nothing but go go swing! with more rap hyped over the beat! We real musicians here in DC! Washingtonians remember what we would call block party music live/vinyl entertainment that went on& on like Chuck Godfather of GO-GO said that DC is the home of GO-GO Music the on&on. scratch 1st reply. Peace!Mr. Chuck Brown Godfather of GO-Go!

  3. #3

    for another tribute to Go-Go music, come see Step Afrika! perform June 21- July 1, 2012. We are doing a special tribute to Chuck and his legacy. http://www.stepafrika.org

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