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The Browns were an American family singing group from Pine Bluff, Arkansas made up of Jim Ed Brown and his sisters, Maxine Brown and Bonnie Brown. Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Mayor Carl Redus Area    - City 121. ... The Browns were an American family singing group from Sparkman, Arkansas made up of Jim Ed Brown (b. ... Maxine Brown (born April 27, 1932 in Campti, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who was a member of the successful singing group, The Browns. ... Bonnie Brown (born Bonnie Jean Brown on July 31, 1937 in Sparkman, Arkansas) is an American country music singer. ...

Country music singers, they sang individually at rural venues until 1954 when Maxine Brown, and younger brother Jim Ed, signed a record contract as a singing duo. Eighteen-year-old Bonnie joined the group in 1955, and the following year they were signed by Chet Atkins, RCA Victor Records producer in Nashville, Tennessee. The family trio recorded several songs that met with only modest success until 1959, when their 45 rpm folk single called "The Three Bells" was a no. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 pop music and country music charts. Based on a song called "Les trois cloches," the song was originally a hit in France for both the group Les Compagnons de la chanson and Édith Piaf. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Three Bells is a song made popular by The Browns in 1959. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Édith Piaf (December 19, 1915 – October 11, 1963)[1] was one of Frances most loved singers and a national icon. ...

The Browns followed up the success of "The Three Bells" with "Scarlet Ribbons" and "The Old Lamplighter," recordings that also did very well on both the pop and country music charts. With an international following, The Browns toured Europe extensively and recorded further moderate successes on the country music charts. In 1963, they became part of the Grand Ole Opry. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) is a popular song. ... The Old Lamplighter was a major country-pop hit for The Browns. ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ...

In 1965, Jim Ed Brown began working on a solo career, and in 1967 the trio formally disbanded. Jim Ed continued to record for RCA and had a number of country hits starting in 1965 while still with The Browns. In 1967, he released his first solo top 10 with "Pop A Top" which became his signature song. In 1970, he gained a crossover hit with "Morning" which went to number 4 on the country charts and number 47 on the pop charts. Other hits for Jim Ed included "Angel's Sunday"(1971), "Southern Loving"(1973), "Sometime Sunshine"(1974) and "It's That Time Of Night"(1974). In 1976, he released a string of major duet hits with Helen Cornelius starting with the #1 hit "I Don't Wanna Have To Marry You". Other hits for the duo included "Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye"(1977), "Born Believer"(1977), "I'll Never Be Free"(1978), "If The World Ran Out Of Love Tonight"(1978), "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"(1979), "Lying In Love With You"(1979), "Fools"(1979), "Morning Comes Too Early"(1980), and "Don't Bother To Knock"(1981). 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...

Jim Ed has also hosted the syndicated country shows Jim Ed Brown's Country Place, and Nashville On The Road. On The Nashville Network he hosted the talent show You Can Be A Star, and the travel show Going Our Way which featured his wife, Becky, where they went traveling to different places in an RV. Spike TV logo Spike TV is a cable television network. ...

Maxine Brown briefly had a solo career during the late 1960's releasing an album and single for Chart Records titled "Sugar Cane Country". Chart Records was a small but successful country music record label of the 1960s best known for turning Lynn Anderson into a major country star. ...

In 2006, the Browns reunited to perform "The Old Lamplighter" and "The Three Bells" for the PBS special, Country Pop Legends. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...

Album Discography

  • 1957: Jim Edward, Maxine, and Bonnie Brown
  • 1959: Sweet Sounds by the Browns
  • 1960: Town and Country
  • 1960: The Browns Sing Their Hits
  • 1961: Our Favorite Folk Songs
  • 1961: Songs from the Little Brown Church Hymnal
  • 1964: This Young Land
  • 1964: Grand Ole Opry Favorites
  • 1965: I Heard the Bluebirds Sing
  • 1965: When Love is Gone
  • 1965: Three Shades of Brown
  • 1966: Alone with You
  • 1966: Our Kind of Country
  • 1966: The Best of the Browns
  • 1967: The Old Country Church
  • 1967: Browns Sing the Big Ones from Country
  • 1968: A Harvest of Country Songs
  • 1969: Sugar Cane County
  • 1984: Rockin' Rollin' Browns
  • 1985: 20 of the Best
  • 1986: Looking Back to See
  • 1996: Family Bible

Jim Edward, Maxine, and Bonnie Brown is a 1957 album by American Country music group, the Browns. ... Sweet Sounds by the Browns is a 1959 album by American Country music group, the Browns, originally released on the RCA Victor label as LPM/LSP-2144. ... Grand Ole Opry Favorites is a 1964 album by American Country music group, the Browns. ...

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Brown University combines an adventurous spirit of innovation with a steadfast commitment to rigorously high standards in education and research.
Brown expects its students to be active participants in their own education, and to actively seek knowledge across disciplinary boundaries as well as to acquire the fundamental knowledge and analytical skills needed for success in their chosen fields.
Brown supports its students – faculty and staff are available to give students advice, guidance, and feedback on their educational choices – but its program inherently demands a great degree of initiative and self-direction.
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