MusicWorld: The Browns

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CIRCA 1957: (L-R) Maxine Brown, Jim Ed Brown and Bonnie Brown of the brother and sister country group "The Browns" pose for a portrait in circa 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

CIRCA 1957: (L-R) Maxine Brown, Jim Ed Brown and Bonnie Brown of the brother and sister country group “The Browns” pose for a portrait in circa 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

February 19, 1960

The Browns sang “The Old Lamplighter” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Daily Elvis: December 14


The Browns and Elvis at a restaurant during a tour.


2 of The Browns performing with Elvis.

This was a surprising image to me, the Elvis Lore was always him coming out of no where

but he worked his ass off all over the south and was discovered by the north

where he was suddenly a controversy

it is really only now where we begin to understand the subversion

August 3, 1959

The Browns, a trio consisting of siblings Maxine, Bonnie and Jim Ed, break into the Billboard Top 40 with their rendition of a Country flavored tune called “The Three Bells”. The record would go on to top the Hot 100, the Country chart, and somewhat surprisingly, the Billboard R&B chart.

August 24, 1959

August 24
The Browns, who were Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie, had the top tune in the US with “The Three Bells”. The record is an English version of a French song originally titled “Les Trois Cloches”, written in 1945.

The Browns and Elvis Presley – Maxine Brown Recalls : Elvis Articles … › Elvis Presley.News › Articles › Reviews › Interviews › Sitemap

Mar 11, 2009 – Singer-songwriter Maxine Brown first laid approving eyes on young Elvis Presley backstage at the Louisiana Hayride in 1954. She and her …


A Review of “Looking Back to See: Elvis Presley and The Browns”

It was a memorable event in the career of the country trio from Pine Bluff, Arkansas. In her 2005 book, Looking Back to See, Maxine Brown, who along with brother Jim Ed and sister Bonnie made up The Browns, called the toppling of Elvis from Billboard’s premier chart one of the .


Remembering Elvis’ Touring Partner, Jim Ed Brown – Graceland

Jun 12, 2015 – Jim Ed Brown of The Browns, who toured with Elvis Presley early in his career, died on Thursday, June 11. The Browns, made up…


“Nashville Chrome”Book Review by Susan MacDougall – Elvis …

Nashville Chrome is about Maxine Brown, the leader of the Trio and main … story is also interlaced with mention of the singers of the era, including Elvis Presley, …

July 16, 2016

Bonnie Brown, of the Country / Folk trio The Browns, died of lung cancer at the age of 77. The trio, which included her brother Jim and sister Maxine, reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the chart topping “The Three Bells” in 1959 and again in 1960 with “Scarlet Ribbons” and “The Old Lamplighter”.


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