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Brown, Ian (VI) Biography




biography of Brown, Ian (VI)

Ian George Brown
King Monkey
20 February 1963, Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
5' 9"
Ian Brown is one of the most influential artists of the past 20 years with followers such as Oasis, The Verve, Blur, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and many more. He started off as the lead singer of The Stone Roses along with best mates John Squire, Mani and Reni in 1986 but finally got their big break in 1989 when they released their legendary self-titled debut album. The band released the long awaited follow up "Second Comming" in 1994 which was slammed instantly by the critics. In 1995 shortly after the departure of Reni, John Squire left the band to form The Seahorses which was a big for The Stone Roses. However Ian and Mani Marched on for a couple of months until Mani left in 1996 to join Primal Scream and The Roses were no more. In 1998 Ian Brown embarked on a very successful solo career and after several albums is still going strong. 2005 was his biggest year to date with the release of his Greatest Hits album and appearing at several music festivals such as T in the park and Glastonbury. Their have been many rumors of a Stone Roses reunion and although John, Reni and Mani sound up for it Ian Brown has slammed the idea several times.
Colin Campbell



-   'Fabiola' (? - present); 1 child


-   Former lead singer of The Stone Roses (1986-1996)

-   In Febuary 2006 Ian was given the NME god like genius award for outstanding contribution to music.

-   The Stone Roses were the first band Liam Gallagher saw live!

-   The Stone Roses debut was voted #1 Britsh album of all of time by the NME and since its release has often appeared in top 10 of several music polls.

-   Winner of the 2007 Q Legend Award.


-   "It's not where your from, it's where you're at". [Commenting on his band The Stone Roses and their refusal to perform outside of Manchester in order to get a record deal].

-   Every prophet must get stoned.

-   Anything that can break the music industry up, I'm supporting it.


-   (2006) Currently working on a new album.


-   "The Independent" (UK), 2 May 2008, Iss. 6723, pg. 11, by: John Hall, "The 5-Minute Interview: Ian Brown 'I wasn't sure I'd make it... until I heard the first Stone Roses LP'"

-   "Uncut" (UK), October 2005, pg. 16, by: Rob Hughes, "I'm not the resurrection"


-   "NME" (UK), 14 March 1998, pg. 30, "Labour's love lost"

-   "NME" (UK), 24 May 1997, pg. 6, "Brown boys in the ring"

-   "Melody Maker" (UK), 4 January 1997, pg. 3, "Roses return to their roots"

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Composed music

  1. "The Works" (2001)
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