R.I.P. Chuck Brown and Donna Summer, two legends

  • Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, died on Wednesday.
Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, died on Wednesday. (Andrea de Silva, Reuters )
May 17, 2012|By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

It's been a tough month for music fans, and the bad news hasn't slowed down.

On Wednesday, we lost the Godfather of Go-Go and D.C. legend Chuck Brown to complications from sepsis. He was 75. Naturally, his loss was felt particularly hard in the Baltimore and D.C. areas. Local writer Al Shipley tweeted, "[O]n the drive home I heard Chuck Brown music on 5 different radio stations, including a Baltimore station and a rock station." Read the Washington Post obituary by Chris Richards here.

And today, Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer. The Queen of Disco, a label she was never completely comfortable with but couldn't avoid because of such hits as "Love to Love You Baby" and "Last Dance," was 63. Read the Village Voice's obituary by Maura Johnston here.

What's your fondest memory of Brown, Summer and/or their songs? Let us know in the replies.

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