Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

  • Real Name: Arthur Brown
  • Birth Date: 24th June 1942
  • Birth Place: Whitby, Yorkshire
  • Arthur Brown had started singing in the early 1960s and had been a member of various amateur and semi-pro bands while a student before moving to France during 1966. It was there that he created the beginnings of his zany stage act and eccentric persona, becoming a popular Parisian night club entertainer.

    'Crazy World Of Arthur Brown' was created on his return to England during 1967. His bizarre antics on stage and his extensive make-up- long before the practice became popular- swiftly gained him notoriety and news of the group spread to new record label 'Track'. The group's second release 'Fire!', on which Brown's magnificently powerful vocal is put to good effect went all the way to the top. However, the band had nothing else amongst their extensive stage material that could be used to consolidate their achievement and they became 'one hit wonders'.

    Despite Arthur Brown's absence from the Pop chart, he remained a popular live act and had some success with albums throughout the 1970s. 'Crazy World' was wound up during the early 1970s and Arthur pursued a solo career before finally retiring from professional music. However, he still returns to show business when the opportunity presents itself and demonstrates that he still has 'Fire!'.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Track 604 008 1967 Devil's Grip/ Give Him A Flower  
    Track 604 022 1968 Fire! Rest Cure #1
    Track 604 026 1968 Nightmare/ What's Happening  

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