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Violence Related To Gogo Band

Gogo band started out in 70s but the band became popular during 1980s. Go-go’s international profile was on a rise during 1980s. During this period, Chris Blackwell, founder of the Island Records sign some of the greatest stars of the go-go scene. Both Trouble Funk and E.U signed to Island. A new band with a group of kids from Barry Farm Projects also came up and by 1985, the band had joined the ranks of D.C.'s finest; they were ladled up by Def Jam. Although Gogo band’s international profile was on a rise yet they also involved in some violence scene. In given article shares some information on violence related to Gogo band.

Though international profile of Gogo band was high during 1980s yet they happen to get involved in some violence. During this period go-go clubs in D.C acquired an adverse reputation for violence. Even today, in some areas in Washington, clubs are permitted to play go-go or have go-go bands appear. Considering the violence related to Gogo band, in 1988, all go-go star made an attempt to raise awareness and to stop the violence, they dubbed the go-go posse recorded "D.C. Don't Stand for Dodge City, “envisaged, written and produced by the "I Hear Ya Records" production team of Jonathan Smith, Mitch Bebbs and Derral Johnson a.k.a JJ&J. Needless to say, any diminution in violence was short-lived at best.

We can say that with the rise of the popularity of the Gogo band in 80s, the band also further associated with some violence incidents. Certain violence incidents relating to Gogo band was also on a rise during 1980s. During this period, one well-publicized venue known as Club U also faced trouble. This club is located inside a District-owned building at the corner of 14th and U Street was associated with various incidents which includes murder resulting to the annulment of its liquor license as well as eventual closing.

In recent times (March 2007), Jack B. Johnson, chapped down on go-go music. He announced the imprecise closing of nine area clubs which had experienced a greater frequency of police calls and for many violent incidents in the past year. A court battle is ongoing over whether the closings were justified, with a court order temporarily stopping the closing of five of the clubs.