|Norton Introduces Resolution Establishing ‘Chuck Brown Day’|
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives designating Chuck Brown’s birthday, August 22, 2012, as “Chuck Brown Day,” in honor of the contributions of the “Godfather of Go-Go” to music in the United States and the District of Columbia. Norton also will speak in tribute to Brown at his public memorial service at noon on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 800 Mount Vernon Place NW.
“Chuck Brown’s funky go-go beat gave hometown D.C. its own distinctive sound, and helped the world see that the District is more than just a government town. He was truly one of us -- he played a concert in the hot summer sun at the Capitol a few years ago to support our fight for statehood and voting rights,” Norton said. “Chuck gave the District and the nation the gift of go-go, whose lasting beat spans generations.”
Published: May 30, 2012