Roy Brown

1925 - 1981

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Roy James Brown (September 10, 1920 or 1925 – May 25, 1981) was an American blues singer 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Brown has received more than 25,879 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Roy Brown is the 1,994th most popular singer (down from 1,670th in 2019), the 10,814th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,201st in 2019) and the 566th most popular Singer.

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Among singers, Roy Brown ranks 1,994 out of 3,528Before him are Lotta Engberg, Masahiro Nakai, Fred Schneider, Oumou Sangaré, Melanie Martinez, and Patricia Petibon. After him are Elsa Lunghini, Leona Lewis, Kitty Wells, Andriy Kuzmenko, Clyde McPhatter, and Billy Bragg.

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Among people born in 1925, Roy Brown ranks 458Before him are William Jones, Warren Frost, Tom Dowd, Heinz Ulzheimer, Robert Cormier, and Frank Kameny. After him are Jimmy Dickinson, Morgan Woodward, Salil Chowdhury, Albert Paulsen, Jay Chamberlain, and Philip Carey. Among people deceased in 1981, Roy Brown ranks 246Before him are Fidel LaBarba, Alberto Héber Usher, Harry Chapin, Irving Jaffee, Margaret Lindsay, and Douglas Lowe. After him are Robert Russell Bennett, George Walsh, Charles Barton, Mauri Rose, Patsy Kelly, and Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Brown ranks 10,814 out of 18,182Before him are Quinton Jackson (1978), Alex Honnold (1985), Marcia Fudge (1952), Ryan Guzman (1987), Danielle Harris (1977), and Jimmy Bryan (1926). After him are Devon (1977), Buzz Osborne (1964), Joel Barlow (1754), Judy Sheindlin (1942), Damon Lindelof (1973), and Jim Ryun (1947).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Roy Brown ranks 566Before him are Becky G (1997), Jan Peerce (1904), Dave Williams (1972), Mary Costa (1930), Fred Schneider (1951), and Melanie Martinez (1995). After him are Kitty Wells (1919), Clyde McPhatter (1932), Normani (1996), Chuck Billy (1962), Robert Merrill (1917), and Brook Benton (1931).