Arthur Brown (musician)

Arthur Brown (* June 24 1942 in Whitby, England ) is a British rock singer. Brown has a multiple -octave voice.


Arthur Brown emerged in the late 1960s on the international rock stages. He underwent eccentric demonstrations attention, with flaming helmets and nude appearances. Its called according to his band 's debut album The Crazy World of Arthur Brown in 1968 on both sides of the Atlantic, a surprise success. At the reception were Carl Palmer (drums, later Emerson, Lake and Palmer ), Vincent Crane (keyboards, later Atomic Rooster ) and Pete Townshend (of The Who ) involved as a producer. The single fire was a worldwide success.

In the 1970s, Brown brought three albums under the name of Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come out: Galactic Zoo Dossier, Kingdom Come and Journey. The latter was perhaps the first album on which a drum machine sounds.

In 1974, Brown moved temporarily back from the music business to devote himself to meditation. However, he was involved in the film adaptation of the rock opera Tommy, along with The Who, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Elton John.

Later, Brown took over time on a number of solo albums. He sang the lead vocal of the play The Tell Tale Heart on the concept album "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination" of the Alan Parsons Project, which was based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. 1978/79 he took with Klaus Schulze albums Dune and TimeActor ( Richard Wahnfried ) and accompanied him on tour ( listen to the track on Dymagic Live).

1994 Brown suffered a stroke during a concert, from which he recovered only with difficulty. In 1997 he produced with the German band Die Krupps a re-recording of his hit Fire.

The Kingdom- Come- albums were often compared to the music of Hawkwind. Ironically, Brown was on the album Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters by Robert Calvert involved, along with most of the former members of Hawkwind. 2001 and 2002 joined Brown several times with Hawkwind, with the band aufführte also songs by Arthur Brown, among others. Of the Kingdom- Come- albums

In recent years, Arthur Brown appeared again and again in the context of the Pretty Things and also appeared frequently with them. In the live performance of the rock opera SF Sorrow the Pretty Things in 1998, Brown was seen as a narrator and listen.

2011 and 2012 he went with Chris Farlowe and the Hamburg Blues Band on tour in Germany.

Discography (selection)

Arthur Brown Set

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come


With Others