Chuck Brown

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Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Gaston, NC
Death Date
May 16, 2012 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1936
Birthplace
Gaston, NC
Death Date
May 16, 2012 (75)

About

Remembered for his work in the funk and go-go music genres, this Washington D.C.-based guitarist and vocalist recorded such popular albums as We the People and Salt of the Earth (both with The Soul Searchers) and DC Don't Stand for Dodge City.

Before Fame

He started playing the piano at age seven and, before becoming a locally famous musician, was a homeless teen in Washington, D.C.

Trivia

During the 1950s, he was imprisoned for nearly a decade as the result of a murder conviction.

Family Life

A native of Gaston, North Carolina, he was the son of housemaid Lyla Brown and U.S. Marine Albert Moody.

Associated With

He collaborated with fellow D.C.-based musician Eva Cassidy on an early 1990s album titled The Other Side.