Joe Brown (UK singer, songwriter, guitarist)

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Joseph Roger "Joe" Brown, MBE (born 13 May 1941) is an English entertainer. He has worked as a rock and roll singer and guitarist for more than five decades. He was a stage and television performer in the late 1950s and a UK recording star in the early 1960s. He has made six films, presented specialist radio series for BBC Radio 2, appeared on the West End stage alongside Dame Anna Neagle and has written an autobiography. In recent years he has again concentrated on recording and performing music, playing two tours of around 100 shows every year and releasing an album almost every year.

Described by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, as a "chirpy Cockney", Brown was one of the original artists managed by the early rock impresario and manager Larry Parnes. He is highly regarded in the music business as a "musician's musician" who "commands respect and admiration from a wide spectrum of artists".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1962 A Picture of You 1
1963 Here Comes Joe... 1
1992 Come on Joe 1
1999 On a Day Like This 1
2006 Down to Earth 1
2008 More of the Truth 1
2008 The Very Best of Joe Brown (50th Anniversary) 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 A Picture of You 1
The Joe Brown Story (The Piccadilly/Pye Anthology) 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1960 Darktown Strutter' Ball / Swagger 1
1962 A Lay-About's Lament / A Picture of You 1
1962 It Only Took a Minute / All Things Bright and Beautiful 1
2012 The Ace of Spades 1

Other + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
A Show Business Lifetime 1

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