Arthur Brown

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Arthur Wilton Brown (born 24 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter best known for his flamboyant and theatrical performances, eclectic (and sometimes experimental) work and his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice, in particular his high pitched banshee screams. He was also notable for his unique stage persona such as extreme facepaint and burning helmet. Brown has been lead singer of various groups, most notably the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come, followed by a varied solo career as well as associations with Hawkwind, the Who and Klaus Schulze. In the late 1960s, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown's popularity was such that the group shared bills with the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Mothers of Invention, the Doors, the Small Faces, and Joe Cocker, among others.He is best known for The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's 1968 single "Fire", reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as its parent album The Crazy World of Arthur Brown which reached number 2 in the UK and number 7 in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Brown has received more than 31,398 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Arthur Brown is the 944th most popular singer (up from 958th in 2019), the 2,894th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,781st in 2019) and the 104th most popular British Singer.

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  • 19

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  • 3.11

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Among singers, Arthur Brown ranks 944 out of 3,541Before him are Little Walter, Lenny Kuhr, Chava Alberstein, Linda Martin, Peaches, and Diana Damrau. After him are Xzibit, Bunny Wailer, Clare Torry, Alain Bashung, Lizzo, and Beth Hart.

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Among people born in 1942, Arthur Brown ranks 329Before him are Tomasz Stańko, Michael Eisner, C. J. Cherryh, Marsha Mason, Lola Falana, and Adolf Ogi. After him are Kenneth Welsh, Boubacar Traoré, Kevin Conway, Billy Bremner, John Thaw, and Bernard Lietaer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Brown ranks 2,894 out of 6,924Before him are Richard Lydekker (1849), Cyril Scott (1879), Clive Swift (1936), Robert Kerr (1882), Ian Abercrombie (1934), and Jim Brown (1908). After him are Quentin Crisp (1908), Jack Taylor (1930), Ian McDonald (1946), Matthew Garber (1956), Peter Blake (1932), and Ray Clemence (1948).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Brown ranks 104Before him are Harry Styles (1994), Tony Martin (1957), Margaret Price (1941), Mel B (1975), Ian Hunter (1939), and Linda Martin (1952). After him are Clare Torry (1947), James Arthur (1988), Kiki Dee (1947), Annie Ross (1930), Matt Monro (1930), and Jerome Flynn (1963).