D.C. musical legend Chuck Brown died Wednesday at the age of 75, and the remembrances have been pouring in on Twitter, in makeshift memorials around town, on local radio airwaves and even at a local church.
As Mike DeBonis noted Wednesday, a public memorial is very likely but hasn’t yet been announced. D.C. residents have already gotten a head start — fans honored Brown last night in front of the Howard Theatre, near the stretch of Seventh Street NW named for the “Godfather of Go-Go” and where he was to perform next month.
Brown is also being remembered on local radio stations, including WKYS and WPGC. WKYS is asking fans to post their condolences for Brown on its Web site, and radio personalities are reading selected tributes on air.
On Twitter, both stations are retweeting tributes from fans.
We’ve included some tweets honoring Brown at the bottom of this post.
Big Tigger, a local radio personality known for his work on stations such as WPGC, tweeted that he plans to do a Chuck Brown podcast Friday.
Comments honoring Brown are also appearing on YouTube videos of his hits, including “Bustin’ Loose.”
Update: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is also honoring Brown during his DJ set on WPFW, reports The City Paper.Gray hinted at his musical selections on his Twitter account.
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