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Joe Brown in King's Lynn for his 60th anniversary

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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 is celebrating 60 years in showbusiness with a concert at Lynn's Corn exchange (20941036)
Joe Brown is celebrating 60 years in showbusiness with a concert at Lynn's Corn exchange (20941036)

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 Brown (20941103)
Joe Brown (20941103)

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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