Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
'REMAINS ONE OF THE 60'S FAVOURITES'
on 4 June 2014
'Joe brown' was allways a joy to watch with his cheeky smile, because of an old 'pal' of mine i did actually see this guy on stage in the early 60's.
In 1962 he topped a variety bill, the 'Beatles' were a suporting act, i regret this was not the show i saw.
He first charted back in 1960 with 'Darktown Strutters Ball' which charted at number '34' mind you back then you had to see a lot of
45's to even climb that high in the chart, completion was fierce, record sales were booming.
Before he cracked the Top 10 in 62' he did achieve a couple more lower order successes with 'What a Crazy World Were Living in'
(Chart '37' 1962) and 'Shine' (Chart '33' 1961) his big-break Chart-Wise was with 'Picture Of You' which peaked at number '2'
Of course 'Joe' recorded many numbers that many of us remember him by, that didn't chart. like 'I'm Henery the Eighth I Am' and
'A Lay-about's Lament' among them (the latter not included on this release)
Among his other Chart -Hits we remember from 'Joe and the Bruvver's' 'It Only Took A Minute' (Chart '6' 1962) 'That's What Love
Will Do' (Chart '3' 1963) and 'Sally Anne' (Chart '28' 1963) he did of course have one or two more lower-order successes during
his three years of early popularity, as well as one or two after '63.
'Joe' now 73 years of age still tours in 60's revival shows, 'Joe' a great guitarist, memorable vocalist, great stage performer.
'Joe Brown' is among many great artists from back then that many of us still remember with fondness.