Ian Brown - The Greatest - 2005

Ian Brown (born February 20, 1963) is a solo British musician and former lead singer of The Stone Roses, a popular indie rock band. Since the Roses broke up in 1996, Brown has released 4 solo albums to critical acclaim in his native country. He has appeared on several club tours and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival three times since 1998.

Brown was born on the 20th of February 1963 in Warrington. His father George was a joiner and his mother Jean worked in a paper factory. He grew up in Timperley, South Manchester. He was a great admirer of Muhammed Ali and Bruce Lee, and learnt karate. His interest in music was inspired by the original punk bands, specificially the Sex Pistols but also the likes of Angelic Upstarts and The Clash (he and original Stone Roses bassist Pete Garner attended the recording of the single "Bankrobber" in Manchester). He shared his musical interest with John Squire who lived on the same street. He also loved northern soul music and attended all-night events across the north of England. He joined Square's band The Patrol on bass before it disbanded and eventually became singer to the newly-formed Stone Roses in about 1984 after being told at a party by soul-legend Geno Washington 'You're a star. You're an actor. Be a singer.'

In 2005 Brown headlined the other stage on the closing night of Glastonbury Festival to great acclaim, playing five Roses classics and ending the festival in great style.


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