Roy Brown

1925 - 1981

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Brown has received more than 23,434 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Roy Brown is the 1,675th most popular singer, the 9,219th most popular biography from United States and the 491st most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.86

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Among singers, Roy Brown ranks 1,675 out of 3,541Before him are SZA, Mitch Miller, Roza Rymbayeva, Cho Kyu-hyun, Bebel Gilberto, and Kevin DuBrow. After him are Darren Hayes, Ken Hirai, Haha, Yıldız Tilbe, R. L. Burnside, and Lena Philipsson.

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Among people born in 1925, Roy Brown ranks 391Before him are Robert Cormier, Ted Lindsay, Curt Lowens, Joan Leslie, June Christy, and Ruth First. After him are Gloria DeHaven, Tom Dowd, Ilona Novák, Merv Griffin, Howard Baker, and George MacDonald Fraser. Among people deceased in 1981, Roy Brown ranks 211Before him are Sam Jones, Louise Lorraine, Cuth Harrison, Nikolai Tishchenko, Roy Cochran, and Fidel LaBarba. After him are Ivan Udodov, Robert Russell Bennett, David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter, Carl Knowles, Mauri Rose, and Harry Chapin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Brown ranks 9,219 out of 15,968Before him are Orlando Jones (1968), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Cynthia Watros (1968), Mae Clarke (1910), Tipper Gore (1948), and Gene Saks (1921). After him are Micky Ward (1965), Cy Young (1928), Andy Timmons (1963), George Karl (1951), Dave Arneson (1947), and Glenn Plummer (1961).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Roy Brown ranks 491Before him are Macklemore (1983), June Christy (1925), SZA (1990), Mitch Miller (1911), Bebel Gilberto (1966), and Kevin DuBrow (1955). After him are R. L. Burnside (1926), Malvina Reynolds (1900), Kate Smith (1907), Kelly Clarkson (1982), Warren G (1970), and Melanie Martinez (1995).