|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
25 March 1947, England, d. 28 May 1993, England. As a teenager Browne became an actor but took up the guitar after seeing Bob Dylan. He attended the London Academy Of Music until 1966, before emerging as half of Lorel, a flower-power duo signed to the Immediate Records label. Browne embarked on a solo career when Lorels projected single was shelved. His resultant album, Give Me Take You, showed a performer now in a singer-songwriter mould and, although burdened by Andrew Loog Oldhams elaborate string arrangement, the record was widely acclaimed. Following a role in the German movie Zeit Für Traume, Browne joined Mickie Mosts Rak Records label and secured a UK Top 30 single in 1972 when the haunting Journey reached number 23. A second low-key interlude ensued before the artist resurfaced in Metro together with Peter Godwin, a synthesized pop act that enjoyed airplay success with Criminal World.