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Roy Brown

Roy Brown

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birthday
10th
September, 1925
Death
25th
May, 1981
Birth Place
Kinder, Louisiana, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Roy James Brown (September 10, 1920 or 1925 – May 25, 1981) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, who had a significant influence on the early development of rock and roll and the direction of R&B. His original song and hit recording “Good Rockin’ Tonight” has been covered by many artists including Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Joe Ely, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pat Boone, James Brown, the Doors, and the rock group Montrose. Brown was one of the first popular R&B singers to perform songs with a gospel-steeped delivery, which was then considered taboo by many churches. In addition, his melismatic, pleading vocal style influenced notable artists such as B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Little Richard.

instruments played
Vocals
Birth Name

Roy James Brown

Genres

Jump blues, rhythm and blues, blues, rock and roll

Years Active

1945 1981

Name

Roy Brown

Nationality

United States of America

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