Joe Brown in King's Lynn for his 60th anniversary
This year the legendary Joe Brown has been celebrating 60 years in the business with a staggering 43 live dates.
It’s a tour that he’s all set to continue into 2020 with a date at Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange on April 1 – and you’d be a fool to miss it.
Not only that, but a 60th anniversary limited edition box set is about to hit the streets too. Does the man never stop?!
Joe Brown does what it says on the tin. What you see is what you get…a cheeky smile, a spiky haircut, a bloke who is definitely a survivor.
He’s passed through more genres and vagaries of the music industry than you can shake a stick at. And he’s still here, with the same haircut and a youthful effervescence (at a mere 78) and still selling out shows across the UK that has him on the road until Spring.
Joe Brown’s first group was a skiffle group, until he heard Little Richard, then rock ‘n roll was the only way. The Beatles supported him and George Harrison became a life-long friend.
Joe’s first big hit saved his life – it took him off on a solo tour (otherwise he’d have been in the car crash that killed Eddie Cochran). Several big hits later he was established and Joe Brown and The Bruvvers became a 60’s household name.
Now, six decades on, Joe is still making great music, pulling the crowds and doing what he does best – performing live.
His last live UK outing was a solo trip down memory lane combining stories from his past with great playing abetted by old friend and special guest Henry Gross.
This two-part 60th anniversary tour sees him back on the road with a full band.
Joining him is a brand new line-up plus long-time stalwart Phil Capaldi. The musicians are as follows: Phil Capaldi – drums/vocals, Andy Crowdy – bass/vocals, Tom Leary – fiddle, Steve Simpson – guitar/mandolin/vocals.
To catch Joe Brown at the Corn Exchange, tickets are available at www.myticket.co.uk. Call the box office on 01553 764864.
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