Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown (born June 24, 1942) is an English singer, performer, and bandleader from Whitby, Yorkshire, who shot to fame as the frontman of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, which issued a self-titled album on Track Record in 1968. Between 1971 and 1973, he recorded three albums with space rockers Kingdom Come.

Brown debuted as a solo artist with the 1975 Gull release Dance, followed in 1977 by Chisholm in My Bosom. With producer Patrick Campbell-Lyons (Nirvana), he made the 1976 single “Ooh, It Takes Two to Tango” (b/w “Rocking the Boat”) as Arthur and Aliki. He also sings “Universal Zoo” on the 1977 sci-fi concept album Intergalactic Tour Band, recorded with an all-star musical cast assembled by Passport Records.

In 1980, he collaborated with former Crazy World bandmate Vincent Crane on the album Faster Than the Speed of Light. The pair also appeared on the album Time Actor by Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze.) In 1982, Brown released back-to-back solo albums on Republic Records.


  • Dance (1975)
  • Chisholm in My Bosom (1977)
  • Faster Than the Speed of Light (1980 • Arthur Brown & Vincent Crane)
  • Requiem (1982)
  • Speaknotech (1982)
  • The Complete Tapes of Atoya (1984 • Arthur Brown and Craig Leon)

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