Charles Brown

Charles Brown Black Night (1950)

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Born 13th September 1922 – Texas City, Texas

Died 21st January 1999 – Oakland, California

On January 21, 1999, at the age of 76 Charles Brown died. You can judge his influence from the pallbearers at his funeral:  Jimmy McCracklin, Johnny Otis, and Little Richard.

Charles Brown

He was the major influence on many famous stars including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.