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Chuck Brown Memorial To Include Amphitheater

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signs a bill for the Chuck Brown memorial as some of Brown's surviving family members look on.
Credit: The District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signs a bill for the Chuck Brown memorial as some of Brown’s surviving family members look on.
Credit: The District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill Thursday morning that will make the vision of a Chuck Brown memorial in Langdon Park a reality as early as this summer.

According to site plans released by the city’s Department of General Services, additions to the park will include an outdoor amphitheater, a “timeline tower” listing all of Brown’s songs in chronological order and a memorial pedestrian path.

The “Godfather of Go-Go,” as Brown was known, was 75 years old when he died in May.

“Chuck Brown, Go-Go music and the District of Columbia are inextricably linked to each other, and it’s appropriate that the ‘Godfather of Go-Go’ should be honored by the city that embraced him and his music,” Gray said shortly after Brown’s death.

Members of Brown’s family looked on as the legislation was signed.

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