Arthur Brown

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Arthur Wilton Brown (born 24 June 1942) is an English rock singer 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 34,106 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Brown is the 974th most popular singer (down from 941st in 2019), the 2,901st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,891st in 2019) and the 106th most popular Singer.

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  • 19

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Among singers, Arthur Brown ranks 974 out of 3,528Before him are Birthe Wilke, Alejandro Sanz, José Luis Perales, Jean Philippe, Sami Yusuf, and Mark Tornillo. After him are Dimash Kudaibergen, RedOne, Suraphol Sombatcharoen, Garou, Margaret Price, and Aino Ackté.

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Among people born in 1942, Arthur Brown ranks 369Before him are Michael Eisner, Mike Resnick, Gualtiero Bassetti, Vyacheslav Zudov, Béla Károlyi, and Beverly Aadland. After him are Aritatsu Ogi, José Serra, Shukri Ghanem, The Iron Sheik, Willis Reed, and Madeline Kahn.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Brown ranks 2,901 out of 7,765Before him are Stephen Wolfram (1959), John Neville Keynes (1852), Anthony Caro (1924), Richard Hakluyt (1552), Roy Harper (1941), and Sir William Bowman, 1st Baronet (1816). After him are Marina Sirtis (1955), Hank Marvin (1941), Philip Reeve (1966), Sophie Kinsella (1969), Margaret Price (1941), and Jill Esmond (1908).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Brown ranks 106Before him are Kiki Dee (1947), Paul Weller (1958), Paul Potts (1970), Ice MC (1965), Roland Orzabal (1961), and Gwyneth Jones (1936). After him are Margaret Price (1941), Marc Almond (1957), Clare Torry (1947), Paul Day (1956), Lonnie Donegan (1931), and Chris Lowe (1959).