Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Found this at a boot sale a couple of years ago. It's a record I used to have back in the 60's but lost since. Nice to find it again. "A Picture Of You" was a big hit for him in the UK in 1962 and one of the first singles I ever bought. Joe is still going strong today and has hardly aged . You may have seen him playing ukulele at the George Harrison Tribute Concert a few years back.
"Joe’s early professional musical career included playing guitar with Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and appearing with Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard & Chuck Berry, whilst Brian Epstein who promoted some of Joe's shows in the North West of England in the early days gave the opening slot a few times to a young band which he was then interested in working with called The Beatles.
Joe formed his own group Joe Brown & The Bruvvers in 1960 and had numerous top ten chart entries, the best known of which Picture Of You reaching the magical Number One slot and staying months on the chart.
In the early seventies he formed the acclaimed "Browns Home Brew" which included his late wife Vicki and Joe Fagin, their music was a mixture of Country Rock and Gospel. The band toured the college and rock Club circuit and had two albums released by Vertigo records.
Joe has starred in six major motion pictures, among which are numbered What A Crazy World, Three Hats For Lisa, Spike Milligan Meets Joe Brown and Mona Lisa with Bob Hoskins."
Discover more about Joe Brown HERE.
Joe Brown - The Lay-Abouts Lament
Joe Brown - Shine
Joe Brown - Good Luck
Joe Brown - I'm Henry The Eighth I Am
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