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Thousands of D.C. residents turned out last month to pay their respects to D.C. music legend Chuck Brown.
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Thousands of D.C. residents turned out last month to pay their respects to D.C. music legend Chuck Brown.

D.C. officials are planning to name a park after the late musician Chuck Brown. During the public memorial service for the "Godfather of Go-Go," D.C. mayor Vincent Gray pledged to honor Brown with a park. Today, Gray may good on that promise, sending legislation to the D.C. Council naming a portion of Langdon Park in northeast D.C. as Chuck Brown Park.

During that same memorial service, then-council chairman Kwame Brown pledged to build a Go-Go hall of fame at the park for the singer, but
with Kwame Brown gone after pleading guilty earlier this month to bank fraud, it's unclear what will happen to that proposal. 

Chuck Brown died earlier this year at the age of 75. He's credited with fusing funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation's capital.

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