Thursday, May 17, 2012

The music world has lost two pioneers within two days.  This is too sad.  The beautiful and all around dynamic entertainer, Ms. Donna Summer, dubbed "The Queen of Disco" passed away today at the age of 63.  Yesterday, Funk and Soul crooner and Godfather of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown, passed away at the age of 75.

Chuck Brown, a DMV area music hero and legend, set himself apart from many musicians in the 70's and 80's with his songs that contained heavy percussion and prominent horns.  His music lives on as he performed for many years and has been sampled by many producers throughout the years.  Donna Summer really paved the way for so many Black artists in the 70's with her impeccable style and star quality.  She could probably be considered one of the first African American artists that really crossed over and made it big within the mainstream market with her music.  Not to mention, her beauty was truly undeniable.

May the spirit and legacy of these two musicians live on.



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