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Chuck Brown Band, still crankin'

Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 26 December 2014

CHUCKY THOMPSON had to lie about his age to play with Chuck Brown. It was 1984, and Thompson, 16 years old and already one of the best musicians in Washington, wanted to play with the biggest act in town: Brown, the godfather of go-go. Thompson insisted he was 18, and Brown took him on a European tour. Thompson soon moved on and eventually produced big hits for Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, but he never forgot that he got his start with Brown.

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