DiscoverSomething About the Beatles232: Sam Brown and the Concert for George
232: Sam Brown and the Concert for George

232: Sam Brown and the Concert for George

Update: 2022-05-21
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Long on the list of my coveted guests has been singer-songwriter Sam Brown. The daughter of Joe Brown - an early UK rock legend - and Vicki Brown - an astonishingly gifted singer herself - Sam's career as an artist kicked off in 1988 with Stop!, the first of seven albums. (The first letter of the titles spell out her name - the 8th installment, titled Number 8 is due out this year.) Sam is also known for singing with Pink Floyd and David Gilmour, as well as on television and on tour with Jools Holland. It was with Jools that Sam took center stage at the 2002 Concert for George, stealing the show with her reading of George's last recorded composition, "Horse To The Water." 

She has remained active as a performer and a recording artist, despite tragically losing her ability to sing in 2007, following surgery. The mysterious condition forced a re-think of her career and led to her establishing a decade-long running school empowering folks to take up ukulele. In this conversation, we discuss her career and the struggles of being an artist - her friendship with the Harrisons and working with George - the concert - and how she's managed the challenging events that followed. 

Sam is resourceful and an artist whose rich catalog is worth exploring. You can check out her work here: 
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO1Tns40 
 
Vicki Brown's farewell to fans: https://youtu.be/b0SCoEu_9oM
 
Joe Brown sharing a 1964 stage with The Beatles: https://youtu.be/GjNB-2Bq6ag
 
Sam at Concert for George: https://tinyurl.com/34un27f6 
 
"Stop!" live: https://youtu.be/WROOE-0IfjE  

"Valentine Moon" - fixed: https://tinyurl.com/548b7ssb 
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232: Sam Brown and the Concert for George

232: Sam Brown and the Concert for George