Joseph Roger Brown, 13 May 1941, Swarby, Lincolnshire, England. Brown has sustained a career for over 40 years as a cheerful cockney rock n roll singer and guitarist. He was a popular live and television performer in the late 50s, a major UK recording star in the early 60s and is still a well-loved personality into the new millennium.
In 1956, Brown formed the Spacemen skiffle group, which became the backing group on Jack Goods top-rated television series Boy Meets Girl in 1959. At this point in his career, Brown was generally regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the UK and his services were frequently in demand. Rechristened Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, the group joined Larry Parnes successful stable of artists (Parnes allegedly tried to rename him Elmer Twitch!) and signed to Decca Records. He first charted with a unique treatment of The Darktown Strutters Ball in 1960 and had a trio of...