Joe Brown (singer)

Joe Brown (singer)

Infobox musical artist

| | Background = solo_singer| Instrument = Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Fiddle.
Name = Joe Brown
| Img_capt =
Born = birth date and age|1941|05|13|df=yes
Swarby, Lincolnshire
Genre = Rock
Label = Various
Years_active = 1960 – present
URL = http://www.joebrown.co.uk

Joseph Roger Brown (born 13 May 1941), known as Joe Brown, is a British entertainer of the 1960s and beyond.

Although born in Swarby, Lincolnshire, Brown sustained a career as a Cockney rock'n'roll singer and guitarist. He was a live and television performer in the late 1950s, a UK recording star in the early 1960s.

Career

In 1956, Brown formed The Spacemen skiffle group, which became the backing group on Jack Good's television series "Boy Meets Girls" in 1959.

Rechristened Joe Brown And The Bruvvers', the group joined Larry Parnes' artists and signed to Decca Records. Brown charted with "The Darktown Strutters Ball" in 1960 and had UK Top 10 hits on the Piccadilly label in 1962-63 with "A Picture Of You", "It Only Took A Minute" and "That's What Love Will Do".

Brown was voted "Top UK Vocal Performer" in 1962 and 1963 by "NME" magazine.He went on to appear in films, pantomime and stage musicals, notably "Charlie Girl" in the West End. He presented the children's television series, "Joe & Co", on BBC TV, and a daytime quiz show on ITV called "Square One".

In 1972, he formed another band, Brown's Home Brew, which played country music and featured his wife, Vicki Brown, who died of cancer in 1991. Their daughter, Sam Brown, is also a singer.

Brown plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, mandolin and fiddle.

He was best man at George Harrison's second marriage in 1978. Following Harrison's death from lung cancer on 29 November 2001, he appeared at the Concert for George singing "I'll See You in My Dreams", accompanying himself on the ukulele.

Brown appeared on a track on Harrison's last album, "Brainwashed".

Brown continues to performs and makes occasional TV appearances. He is working on a musical, "Don't You Rock Me Daddio", with songwriter Roger Cook. In December 2006, he was one of three guest hosts of "Sounds of the 60s" on BBC Radio 2 during the absence of host Brian Matthew.

Discography

ingles

*2008 "Everybody's Famous" - Track Records
*2004 "I'll See You In My Dreams" - Track Records
*1999 "On A Day Like This" - Round Tower Music - RTMS9901CD
*1999 "That's The Way The World Goes Round" - Round Tower Music - RTMS9902CD
*1997 "Old Chunk Of Coal" - Demon - JBPROMO1
*1993 "Come On Joe" - Joe Brown Prod'ns - UGCD001
*1983 "Give Us A Break" - BBC Records - RESL134
*1981 "Hey Mama" - TFC - TFC1
*1979 "Free Inside" - Acrobat - BAT10
*1977 "The Boxer" - Power Exchange - PX252
*1977 "All Things Bright & Beautiful" - Power Exchange - PX261
*1976 "Always Laughing" - Pinnacle - P8434
*1974 "Tennessee Mashman" - Vertigo Records - 6059099
*1974 "Build A Wall" - Vertigo - 6059110
*1973 "Hey Mama" - Ammo - AMO101
*1970 "Molly Perkins" - Penny Farthing Records - PEN718
*1969 "Sweet Music" / "Suzanne" - MCA Records - MU1082
*1968 "Bottle Of Wine" - MCA - MU1003
*1968 "Davy The Fat Boy" - MCA - MU1030
*1967 "With A Little Help From My Friends" - Pye Records - 7N17339
*1966 "Sea Of Heartbreak" - Pye - 7N17074
*1966 "Little Ray Of Sunshine" - Pye - 7N17135
*1966 "A Satisfied Mind" - Pye - 7N17184
*1965 "Teardrops In The Rain" - Pye - 7N15784
*1965 "Sicilian Tarantella" - Pye - 7N15888
*1965 "Charlie Girl" - Pye - 7N15983
*1964 "You Do Things To Me" - Piccadilly Records - 7N35163
*1964 "Don't" / "Just Like That" - Piccadilly - 7N35194
*1963 "That's What Love Will Do" - Piccadilly - 7N35106
*1963 "Nature's Time For Love" - Piccadilly - 7N35129
*1963 "Sally Ann" - Piccadilly - 7N35138
*1963 "Little Ukelele" - Piccadilly - 7N35150
*1962 "What A Crazy World We're Livin' In" - Piccadilly - 7N35024
*1962 "A Picture Of You" - Piccadilly - 7N35047
*1962 "Your Tender Look" - Piccadilly - 7N35058
*1962 "It Only Took A Minute" - Piccadilly - 7N35082
*1961 "Shine" / "The Switch" - Pye - 7N15322
*1961 "Crazy Mixed Up Kid" - Piccadilly - 7N35000
*1961 "I'm Henry The Eighth" - Piccadilly - 7N35005
*1960 "The Darktown Strutters Ball" - Decca Records - F11207
*1960 "Jellied Eels" - Decca - F11246
*1959 "People Gotta Talk" - Decca - F11185

Albums

*1962 "A Picture Of You" - Golden Guinea - GGL0146
*1962 "A Picture of Joe Brown" - Decca/Ace Of Clubs - ACL1127
*1963 "Joe Brown - Live" - Piccadilly Records - NPL8005
*1963 "Joe Brown / Mark Wynter" - Golden Guinea - GGL0179
*1963 "Here Comes Joe" - Golden Guinea - GGL0231
*1964 "Charlie Girl" (orig Cast Rec.) - CBS CBS2627
*1965 "What A Crazy World" - Golden Guinea - GGL0272
*1966 "Bits Of Joe Brown" - Marble Arch Records - MAL651
*1968 "Joe Brown" - MCA Records - MUPS347
*1972 "Brown's Home Brew" - Bell Records - BELLS208
*1974 "Together (B. H. Brew)" - Vertigo Records - 6360114
*1974 "The Joe Brown Collection" - Golden Hour - GH583
*1977 "Joe Brown Live" - Power Exchange - PXLS2002
*1987 "Here Comes Joe" - Diamond - DLP500
*1988 "Hits'N'Pieces" - PRT Records - PYL4017
*1990 "A Golden Hour Of" - Knight - KGHCD121
*1991 "Onstage Jet" - JETCD1002
*1993 "Come On Joe" - Joe Brown Productions - CDUG001
*1993 "The Joe Brown Story" - Sequel - NED235
*1994 "Live & In The Studio" - See For Miles - C5MCD612
*1995 "A Picture Of You" - Entertainment Today - 5507592
*1997 "56 & Taller Than You Think" - Joe Brown Productions - FIEND790
*1999 "On A Day Like This" - Round Tower Music - RTMCD92
*2001 "A Showbusiness Lifetime" - Joe Brown Productions - UGCD003
*2004 "Jiggery Pokery" - Joe Brown Productions - UGCD005
*2004 "Hittin The High Spots" - Track Records - TRA1051
*2006 "Down To Earth" - Track Records - TRA1057

References

* "Guinness Book of British Hit Singles" - 14th Edition - ISBN 0-85156-156-X
* "The Guinness Book Of British Hit Albums" - 7th Edition - ISBN 0-85112-619-7
* [http://www.joebrown.co.uk/discography/albums.asp Joe Brown - Album Discography] ( [http://www.joebrown.co.uk/discography/albums.asp from official Joe Brown website] ; retrieved 15 Nov., 2006)

External links

* [http://www.joebrown.co.uk/default.asp Official website]


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