Kool & The Gang drummer George Brown useless at 74

George Brown, a founding member of Kool & The Gang, died Thursday.

Brown handed away after battling most cancers, a consultant for the band instructed Fox Information Digital.

“George Brown, co-founder, drummer, songwriter of Kool & The Gang finest recognized for the worldwide hits Girls Evening, Get Down on It, Contemporary, Celebration, Too Scorching, Jungle Boogie, Joanna, died November 16, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA after a battle with most cancers. He was 74,” the assertion mentioned.

In a separate assertion, his household mentioned, “We misplaced our beloved husband and father, Kool & The Gang founding member George Brown final evening. He handed away peacefully at Lengthy Seashore Memorial Hospital surrounded by household. His unimaginable expertise and presence can be significantly missed and by no means forgotten.”

In 1964, Brown joined Ricky Westfield, Ronald Bell, Robert “Kool” Bell, Spike Mickens, Dennis Thomas and Charles Smith to create a mix of jazz and funk music.

By 1969, the group had settled on the title Kool & The Gang and formally grew to become a band.

Together with drumming, Brown co-wrote a handful of the band’s hit songs together with the beforehand talked about tunes, in addition to Summer season Insanity, Open Sesame, Celebration and Cherish.

“When requested to explain his music, Brown at all times replied with it’s ‘The sound of happiness’,” the press launch acknowledged.

All through Brown’s profession with Kool & The Gang, the band acquired two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards and 31 gold and platinum albums. The group’s music has additionally been an inspiration to different artists, even in several genres.

The Beastie Boys, Madonna, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and The Killers are only a few of the bands and artists who’ve sampled the R&B group’s songs.

Brown is survived by his spouse Hanh Brown and his kids Dorian Melvin Brown, Jorge Lewis Brown, Gregory Brown, Jordan Xuan Clarence Brown and Aaron Tien Joseph Brown.

This story initially appeared on Fox Information and was reproduced with permission

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