ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 16, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the passing of Chuck Brown:


“Chuck Brown will be remembered as the singular force that helped Go-Go gain notoriety beyond the beltway and earn recognition nationwide for the many local bands that followed in his footsteps. Chuck helped break the ground and create the sound that was recognized by generations as the homegrown music of the Washingtonmetropolitan area.

“We join with the thousands of fans of the Godfather of Go-Go and pray for his family as they mourn his passing.”