Duncan Browne

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

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 Lorel’s 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 Oldham’s elaborate string arrangement, the record was widely acclaimed. Following a role in the German movie Zeit Für Traume, Browne joined Mickie Most’s 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’.

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