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Anyone remember Duncan Browne?

Skipjack K8 25 Jul 01 - 02:07 PM
alanabit 26 Jul 01 - 01:45 PM
Mr Happy 24 May 12 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,Gibsonboy 24 May 12 - 05:44 PM
Mr Happy 25 May 12 - 04:57 AM
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Subject: Anyone remember Duncan Browne?
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 25 Jul 01 - 02:07 PM

I heard 'Journey', by Duncan Browne, played twice, recently on BBC Radio 2, and thought I'd see if anyone in our community remembers him.

He's at http://www.insyncnet.com/duncan/

I was talking to my brother, Free Reed, about Duncan today. He, and my other brother, Martin, shared a flat with Duncan in London, in the late 60's, and into the early 70's, when Duncan's career was in the making. I'll see if I can get Free Reed to chuck a few stories in.

I'm afraid it's all a bit tragic after the success of 'Journey' in the UK charts, in 1973, as Martin (who Duncan had written several songs for/about) was killed in a car accident in March 1974, and this deeply affected Duncan. The last time I met Duncan was at Martin's funeral. He went on to some notable successes, having David Bowie record his 'Criminal World' on 'Let's Dance', but as his biography confirms, Duncan died of cancer in 1993, aged 46.

Although this particular story is sad, the man wrote some great songs. Whilst I reckon 'Journey' is a super guitar riff, my childhood favourite was On The Bombsite (on Immediate Records).

Anyone else know of him, or like his stuff?

Skipjack


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember Duncan Browne?
From: alanabit
Date: 26 Jul 01 - 01:45 PM

I remember "Journey", which I thought was gorgeous. Sorry to hear about the rest of the story.


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember Duncan Browne?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 May 12 - 07:41 AM

Friend's been doing it lately, here's Duncan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS1bvFmwtsA


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember Duncan Browne?
From: GUEST,Gibsonboy
Date: 24 May 12 - 05:44 PM

Still got his album somewhere, I seem to recall he released another album, as a duo with another guy whose name I can't recall. It was either called Metro, or that was their collective name. But Journey never got the recognition it deserved.


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember Duncan Browne?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 May 12 - 04:57 AM

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Browne


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