A product of both artificial insemination and human cloning, Chris Brown was born at a very early age, then again three days later, and then again seven days after that.
Chris's parents, Daisy and Rebbecca, worked very hard to prevent media intrusion and therefore decided to change their little boy s name from Charlie Brown to Chris.
His parents are very proud of Chris's school days as Chris excelled at many things including: walking, talking, eating without a tube and much more.
His first pet was a ferret called Fumble, it could often be seen running up and down inside Chris s trousers.
Chris began his working life as a trainee PE teacher at an infamous girl s school. Upon his release from prison, he decided to try his hand at becoming a full time entertainer, first by running his own Punch and Judy show at seaside towns across Britain. This was his first encounter with Great Yarmouth, a town that would play such an important role in his future.
THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHRIS BROWN (OR PROBABLY DO!)
On A More Serious Note...
CHRIS BROWN – DJ BIOGRAPHY
When Chris moved back down to Surrey in 1967 there weren’t many clubs playing the music of the style and caliber that Chris had got used, so he began DJ’ing to fill the void for himself and a few like minded friends.
After 2 or 3 years working in small clubs and running a mobile disco, sponsored by an electronics company, Chris went to work in a club in Spain for a season, to gain more experience.
On his return in 1973, Chris was offered a residency at ‘Pantiles’ in Bagshot, Surrey where he really established himself as a fully fledged DJ specializing in American Soul music. He built on his notoriety at other residencies that included ‘Frenchies’ in Camberley, ‘Jacksons’ in Staines and ‘The Belvedere’ in Ascot. He was soon doing guest spots all over the country.
In 1976 he was invited to DJ at the biggest Soul Alldayers in the South of England which at that time were held at the ‘Top Rank Suite’ in Reading. The success of these events was further enhanced in 1977 when Chris suggested the addition of DJ Chris Hill (then resident at the ‘Lacy Lady’ in Seven Kings, Essex). In 1978 Greg Edwards (presenter of ‘Soul Spectrum’ on Capital Radio at the time) and Robbie Vincent (who was BBC Radio London’s main man) were added to the line up. The overwhelming attendance that ensued necessitated the move to a larger venue in Purley.
The amazing success of the Alldayers at ‘Tiffanys’ in Purley and the similar events staged around the country gave Robbie Vincent the idea to take the concept to the next logical phase and in 1979 the Soul Weekender was born at Caister near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.
Around this time Chris Brown was a regular guest on BBC Radio London’s ‘Robbie Vincent’s Saturday Soul Show’, standing in for Robbie on occasions to co host the show with Graham ‘Fatman’ Canter (then resident at ‘Gullivers’ in Mayfair, London). Chris has since presented and been interviewed on numerous shows on various radio stations. He has also appeared on TV programs documenting the music.
In 1980 he wrote and published a book called ‘The Family Album’ which chronicled the UK Soul scene to date. He has also written and reviewed music for various music publications including ‘Blues and Soul’.
Chris has also compiled, mixed and produced recordings for numerous labels and in 1990 achieved chart success with a reworking of the Staple Singers’ ‘Trippin’ on Your Love’ by A Way of Life.
Chris’ passion for Soul music remains undiminished and he has continued to spread
the word in many exotic locations from Ibiza to London Zoo. Over the years
he has worked alongside many internationally renown acts and a diverse
variety of DJ luminaries that include; Pete Tong, Colin Curtis, Gilles
Peterson, Paul Oakenfold, Trevor Nelson, Bob Jones, Norman Jay, Bobbi
and Steve, Richard Searling, Tim Westwood, Carl Cox, Snowboy, Peter Young,