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Jerry Brown – Mr. Music Man

Jerry Brown – Mr. Music Man Jer and Dave, “The”, The Illusions, The Living End, The Moques, Driveways from Mrs. Clique, Brown & Shaw, Jerry Brown, Home, Jerry Brown and Beyond, Brown & Cook, The Jerry Brown Band, Andy Paul Band, Jerry Brown and the What Four, Jerry Brown and Friends JERRY BROWN MUSIC CAREER CHRONOLOGY Written by Jerry Brown from memory (God help us).  For those folks from West Michigan, you might want to skip down to 1970 when I moved from the Detroit area to Kalamazoo. 1964 – Farmington Hills, Michigan Saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan – totally inspired. Formed first musical group – “Jer and Dave”. Jerry Brown – Snare Drum and homemade cymbal Dave McGrath – Stella Guitar Never performed anywhere. Christmas My Dad bought me a set of drums – Black Pearl Rogers Comments: I was totally surprised and thrilled to get the drum set.  This was the beginning of total family support. 1965 Formed “The” Members: Jerry Brown – Drums John Wendling – Guitar Tom Aikens – Guitar Stuart Goldbalm – Didn’t play or sing Venues: Played 1st two gigs: Knights of Columbus Hall Church Basement My brother (4 years older) set up an audition with a band of guys his age and they hired me. “The Illusions”: Members: Jerry Brown – Drums Doug Knight – Bass Chuck Evens – Piano Paul Kamp – Guitar Ed Werny – Guitar Venues: North Farmington High School Battle of the Bands Farmington High School Dance (Hosted by WKNR DJ Dick Purton) Recordings: Auditioned for Motown and recorded a demo at Hitsville USA.

Livin End 1966 Gary Zeld, Doug Knight, Jerry Brown, Jim Simpson, Chico Lorenger

“The Livin End” Members: Jerry Brown – Drums and marimba Doug Night – Bass Chuck Evans – Piano Jim Simpson – Guitar Venues: FATAC Dance Downtown Farmington Michigan State Fair Battle of the Bands – The Wooly’s from Lansing won the contest.  Johnny Rivers and Lovin Spoonful closed the show. Recordings: Studio name unknown Recorded 2 of my original songs, “You Cease to Amaze Me”, “A Bit Too Far” Christmas My Dad bought me my first guitar – Silvertone electric with cigar pick-up. Comments: 1965 was really when it all got real.  I was only 13 but because I was playing with older guys who could drive, there were many gig opportunities.   This is the year I also started writing music on the piano and guitar. 1966 “The Livin End” continued through the summer. May – met Leslye Bobenage, who became the love of my life. June – My brother helped me buy my first real acoustic guitar.  It was a custom Gibson, Hummingbird body with a Dove neck and bridge. August – Saw the Beatles at Olympia Arena “The Moques” Members: Jerry Brown – Drums Doug Knight – Bass Jim Simpson – Guitar Gary Bartlet – Guitar Gary Zeld – Keybourds Venues: The Cavern – Northville Crowsnest – Detroit Hullabalu – Clarkston Mount Holly – Not sure what city that was.   Played on the second stage outdoors.  The Main stage had Bob Segar System and the Yardbirds. Northland Mump – Played in a Battle of the Bands, the Amboy Dukes won the contest. Recordings – none Comments – 1966 was a momentous year because I met Leslye, bought my Gibson (still play it every day) and saw the Beatles.  The Moques wore long wigs and actually fooled most people.  It was also great because there were many teen clubs where local bands could play. 1967 “Driveways from Mrs. Clique” Members: Jerry Brown – Drums Tim Mattson – Bass Gary Bartlet – Guitar Doug Knight – Lead Vocals Venues: Many of the same teen clubs as 1966. 5th Dimension – Ann Arbor Birmingham Teen Center – Birmingham.  Opened for “Teagarden and Van Winkle” and “Sly and the Family Stone” “Brown and Shaw”. Members: Jerry Brown – Guitar, banjo, ukelin Tim Shaw – 12 string guitar Venues: Absolute Zero – Birmingham Birmingham Teen Center Coffee House – Birmingham The Black Spot – Kalamazoo College Recordings: DXM – Farmington – Demo tape Comments: 1967 was a great year for many reasons.  The Folk scene in Detroit had exploded and so there were many Coffee Houses to perform in.  It was also significant because I left the drums behind and concentrated on writing music on the guitar and piano.  “Brown and Shaw” played mostly original music.  Later in the mid 70s Tim Shaw started his own guitar company with Pat Murphy.  They produced Murphy/Shaw electric guitars that were very well respected.  As far as I know, Tim is now an executive with Gibson in Nashville.

Brown and Shaw 1967

1968 “Brown and Shaw” continued playing many Coffee Houses in the Detroit Area. We also performed on Television for the 1st time on the Channel 2 Morning Show in Detroit. In the fall Tim Shaw went to Kalamazoo College and although we continued to play together for a year, I also began performing solo in all the same clubs. Wrote the music and performed it in the High School play “Dark of the Moon”. Wrote “Autumn as a Child” for the High School Talent Show Recordings: General Motors Recording Studio – Detroit, Soundtrack for a Pontiac Wide track film. Ford Motor Company Studio – Dearborn, Soundtrack for Ford Corporate film. Recorded 1st album, a one off acetate called “Sweet, Sweet Harry Jones and His Shining People From Love Comes First”. Engineer:  Rob Clark -  recorded at his house. Comments: This is the year I started playing in Kalamazoo on a pretty regular basis. 1969 More of the same, increased solo performances significantly. 1970 Moved to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University.  Still too young to play the bars, but did numerous concerts at WMU including a Peace Rally with 5,000 in attendance.

Drifting session photo Engineer Roy Perlove

Recordings: Recorded 2nd acetate album called “Drifting” in my bedroom. Engineer:  Roy Perlove Cover Art:  Pat Boylan Photography:  Dave McGrath 1971 Went to New Orleans on vacation and landed a solo gig on Bourbon Street. Venues: Andy’s – New Orleans, Louisiana Josephs – Morgan City Louisiana  (I got fired for my own safety because rednecks were going to kill me.   My hair was quite long on they would whistle at me and call me a girl while I was playing). Recordings: Recorded a 3rd acetate one off called “Millions of Memories Day After Day” Recorded in my bedroom Engineer:  Roy Perlove Comments: 1971 was the first year I totally supported myself playing music.  Playing in New Orleans was a remarkable experience.   The drinking age was 18 and I was 19.  The Bar I played at was a folk club on Bourbon Street called Andy’s.  It happened to be the place many musicians would gather after their gigs to jam.  Suddenly I was playing with banjo players, clarinets, trombone players, you name it.  My skills as a player improved dramatically, especially the piano.  Living alone, away from home in a city of strangers was also quite the education. 1972 Continued to play solo concerts in Kalamazoo then returned to New Orleans for another summer of craziness. Venues: Andy’s – New Orleans, Louisiana 1973 Now 21, I could play the bars and continued to play Coffee House concerts. Venues: Gaspare’s – Kalamazoo Coral Gables Rathskeller – Kalamazoo Topper’s – Kalamazoo Opening Act: Pheobe Snow – WMU Comments: In the summer of 1973 I skipped New Orleans and traveled extensively around Europe.  Although I didn’t have any gigs there, I found it to be very inspirational.  While there I wrote “Switzerland”, “Seagulls in the Wind” and “This Moment is Everywhere”.  Later on, that trip would inspire the title song for my album, “Once Upon a Train”.

Home 1974, (L-R) Bill Mckinney – bass, guitars, keyboards, Rick Ducharme – Drums, Jerry Brown – Guitars, piano, flute, marimba, Bob Callner – lead and acoustic guitar.

1974 Bob Callner and his brother Scott were a talented folk duo in the Kalamazoo area, but Bob really wanted to form a band.  He approached me and although I was very pleased with the progression of my solo career, I decided to give it a try.  We recruited Bill McKinney and Rick Ducharme and “Home” was born. “Home” Members: Jerry Brown – Piano, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, flute, marimbas, harmonica, vocals Bob Callner – Acoustic and Electric guitar, piano, vocals Bill McKinney – Bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals Rick Ducharme – Drums, bass guitar, back-up vocals Soundman:  Bill Buell Manager: Keith Heavenridge Venues: Coral Gables Rathskeller – Kalamazoo (Home’s 1st gig August 4th 1974) The Old Place – Grand Rapids The Intersection – Grand Rapids Russo’s – Grand Rapids The Huron Hotel – Yipsilanti Lizards – Lansing Recordings: WMUK Studio – WMU for a special feature on WMUK FM radio Engineer:  Tom French Comments: In Kalamazoo I had built quite a large following as a solo act so when “Home” debuted we had an instant audience.  There was no following in Grand Rapids but we thought it would be great to play there.  What helped launch the band there was great support from the DJs at WLAV.  I think our 1st gig there was at the Old Place, which was very close to their studios.  Some of the DJs at WLAV then were Bill Evens, Patty Haze, Ed Buchannon, Arris Hampers and others.  They interviewed us on the air, played tapes from “live” shows and were just terrific.  Although “Home” was primary an original music band, Bob Callner was also a terrific arranger and so even the cover tunes took on the “Home” sound.  Our arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was without question our biggest crowd pleaser, and it helped us gain significant prominence in the Grand Rapids area.  Covers of “Moondance” and “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” were also favorites. 1975 “Home” continued with the same line-up through 1975.   Our manager Keith Heavenridge was working very hard to get the band in front of larger crowds and was able to catch the ear of Brass Ring Productions.  With their support we were able to open for several national acts all over Michigan. Venues: We continued to play all the same bars as are listed from 1974. Opening Act: Dave Mason – Wings Stadium Kalamazoo Sha Na Na – Saginaw – Detroit – Toledo The Rockets – WLAV Raft Race music festival Recordings: P.S. Studio – Chicago – Demo tape Comments: 1975 was a great year.  Leslye and I were married in January and “Home” continued to build momentum.  The main goal at this point was a major record deal. 1976 Bob Callner was eager to open his own recording studio and in 1976 he found a partner and built a studio on the peak of a mountain in Colorado.  At the same time, the Common People had just called it quits and so we auditioned Larry Cook to replace Bob.  We thought Larry was great and asked him to join.  He joined but asked Bill and I to consider Common People drummer Mike Roush to join as well.  Mike was very proficient at many musical styles and so we invited him to join the band and replace Rick Ducharme.  The original “Home” final concert was in Kalamazoo in the street at the corner of Oak and Vine.  I still feel bad to this day about letting Rick go.  He was a great drummer and an even better friend.  Suddenly there was a new “Home”. Members: Jerry Brown – Keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, marimba, harmonica, flute, vocals. Bill McKinney – Bass, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, vocals. Larry Cook – Acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards, violin, sax, pedal steel, vocals. Mike Roush – Drums, harmonica, vocals Soundman – Tom Barton Manager – Keith Heavenridge Venues: Danny J’s – Grand Rapids (1st gig with the new line-up) Whistle Stop – Kalamazoo Lizards – Lansing Peaunut Barrel – Lansing Intersection – Grand Rapids Eastown Saloon -  Grand Rapids Inn Between – Pontiac Wagon Wheel Saloon – Rochester MI Headline Concerts: Miller Auditorium – Kalamazoo Chenery Auditorium – Kalamazoo WLAV Raft Race – Grand Rapids Opening Act: Marshall Tucker – Munn Ice Arena – Lansing  (I got knocked out from electrocution when my lips touched the mic) Recordings: Uncle Dirty’s Studio – Sound Machine – Kalamazoo Engineer – Brice Robertson (Brice had little patience with us and backed out halfway through the project). Second Engineer – Verne Wandell Recorded and released our 1st single “Time Traveler”.  The flip side was “What’s the Use”.  The single was released on our own label “Home Records” Comments: “Time Traveler” got extensive airplay and sold quite well, propelling the band to greater recognition on a state wide level.  It was not enough to attract a major label contract. 1977 “Home” continued to play clubs and concerts throughout Michigan.  We landed a gig in Denver that was fantastic and began to focus on recording new demos in our pursuit of a record deal. Members: Members stayed the same except for new soundman Steve “Benji” Schussman. Venues: All the same clubs as listed for 1976. Denim Broker – Denver Colorado Cannonsburg Ski Lodge – Grand Rapids Pine Knob – Won the Pontiac Press Battle of the bands Opening act: Atlanta Rhythm Section – Ferris College – Big Rapids Recordings: United Sound – Detroit – demo Engineer unknown Pampa Studio – Detroit – demo Engineer unknown Comments: Disco was beginning to kill us.  Several clubs we played switched over to discos and Disco was all record companies wanted to hear.  The frustrations were beginning to take a toll on the band. 1978 “Home” forged on and continued to do well.  We worked on more studio demos.   Tensions began to build between some band members and management.  By midyear it became too much and “Home” broke up. Venues: Whatever we could find that wasn’t a disco. Opening Act: Stanley Clarke – Royal Oak Theatre – Royal Oak Burton Cummings – Royal Oak Theatre – Royal Oak – “Home’s” last concert Recording: Roller Mill Studios – Traverse City Producer – Fred Munch Engineer – last name Ball (as in Ball Jars) Comments: Each incarnation of “Home” only lasted 2 years.  We were all proud of what we had accomplished but it was time to move on.  Suddenly I was a solo performer again. 1979 “Home” got back together in the summer for a reunion at the Whistle Stop in Kalamazoo.  We played 4 nights and it was a lot of fun.  “Home” never performed again after that reunion. In the meantime I kept plugging on with my solo career playing clubs, concerts, TV appearances and recording demos.  Record companies were telling me they might consider a contract if I could prove I could sell records.  That’s when I decided to take a shot at recording an album. Venues: Whistle Stop – Kalamazoo Chaps on Main – Kalamazoo Whaling Station – Kalamazoo Mountain Jack’s – Grand Rapids Tippecanoe Place – South Bend Recordings: Progressive Sound – Kalamazoo Engineer – Benji Schussman Crosstown Recording – Kalamazoo Engineer – Brandon Wade Opening Act: (solo) Charlie Daniels Band – Center Stage – Canton, MI Dave Mason (his duo) – Center Stage – Canton, MI Don Maclain – Center Stage – Canton – Canton, MI Television Appearances: Channel 41 “On Location Show” Battle Creek Channel 10 “Spotlight” – Grand Rapids Channel 3 “Afternoon Weekday” – Kalamazoo Channel 8 “Buck Mathews Show” – Grand Rapids Comments: The solo thing seemed quite limiting.  I needed a new band.  I had formed my own record label (Criminal Records) and began recording my first album for public release.  I utilized musicians who had agreed to perform “live” as a band, and Jerry Brown and Beyond was formed. Members: Jerry Brown – Guitars, piano, flute, vibes Larry Cook – Guitars, violin Mike Roush -  Drums, harmonica Scott Butterfield – Bass Doug Cassens – Sax, flute Soundman – Benji Schussman

Once Upon a Train Album Cover

Recordings: “Once Upon a Train” Engineer – Branden Wade Crosstown Recording – Kalamazoo 1980 We finished recording “Once Upon a Train” and it was released early in the year.  Jerry Brown and Beyond began performing in concerts to support the album.  Thanks to Val Elliot, who helped fund the album and worked for Vinyl Vendors in Kalamazoo, the album was place in 30 record stores throughout Michigan.  WLAV named it the ‘Album of the week” and it received good reviews.  Sales were brisk at first and then slowed down. Headline Concerts: Calvin College – Grand Rapids Kalamazoo College – Dalton Theatre Kalamazoo Opening Act: Dixie Dreggs – WIDR Kite Flight – Kalamazoo Ambrosia – Civic Auditorium – Grand Rapids Hall and Oates – Great Lakes Theatre – Grand Rapids Also in 1980 Larry Cook and I formed a duo called “Brown and Cook” to keep Larry and I alive. Venues: Mountain Jack’s – Grand Rapids Whaling Station – Portage Whaling Station – Lansing Tippicanoe Place – South Bend, Indiana Mountain Jacks – Lafayette Indiana Quimby’s – St. Louis, Missouri Z’s – Grand Rapids Comments: The release of the album did not catch the attention of any major record labels, some more demos were necessary. 1981, 1982, 1983 “Jerry Brown and Beyond” and “Brown and Cook” continued to perform and record demos. Recordings; Several Demos at Crosstown Recording in Kalamazoo. Along with the Regular band line up, we also utilized Brian Ison – Guitar Bob Reilly – Bass Opening Act: (Solo) Leo Kotke – State Theatre – Kalamazoo Little Feat – State Theatre – Kalamazoo Comments: By 1983 the momentum began to slow down. 1984 Formed a new band, “The Jerry Brown Band” for a one time television performance at the Community Access Center in Kalamazoo. Members: Jerry Brown – Piano, Guitar Larry Cook – Guitar Mike Roush – Drums, harmonica Scott Barker – Bass Audio Engineer – Brandon Wade Director – Michael Betz Comments: In June I took my first day job at the Community Access Center in Kalamazoo. Scott Butterfield moved to New York to pursue a Jazz career. Larry Cook moved to Los Angeles to open a recording studio and audio engineering school with Fred Munch.  This was the year I quit playing music for a living. 1989 Joined the “Andy Paul Band” as a side man for a summer gig at Coral Gables in Saugatuck.  We became a regular act at the Bayview Gardens on Gull Lake and played there for twenty years.  We still do gigs occasionally to this day. Members: Andy Paul – Guitars, lead vocal Tommy Dunn – Bass Mike Roush – Drums (10 years) Bill Furry – Drums (11 years) Jerry Brown – Guitars, keyboards, flute, marimba 1991 Formed “Jerry Brown and the What Four” for a single concert at the Discovery Theatre in Battle Creek. Members: Jerry Brown – Piano, guitar Andy Paul – Lead guitar Tom Dunn – Bass Willie Brown – Sax Mike Roush – Drums 1994, 1995 Formed a new version of “Jerry Brown and Beyond” for two more concerts at the Discovery Theatre in Battle Creek. Members: Jerry Brown – Keyboards, guitars, Flute Marimba Steve Vandenberg – Guitar Bob Reilly – Bass Mike Roush – Drums, harmonica 1997 Formed a new band “Jerry Brown and Friends” for a final concert at the Discovery Theatre in Battle Creek. Members: Jerry Brown – Grand piano Steve Vandenberg – Lead Guitar Andy Paul – Acoustic guitar Tom Dunn – Upright bass Virgil Corby – Violin Mike Roush – Drums, harmonica Cheryl Jewel – Back-up vocals Jamie Laferrier – Back-up vocals Comments: This was my last concert of original music. 2012 Today my wife Leslye and I own a video, audio, media production company, Lawrence Productions.  Our studios are located in downtown Grand Rapids next to Van Andel Arena.  Fred Munch is also on staff as a new media producer.  Please check out our work at lpi.com. As for music, I still play the piano and guitar at home every night.  I haven’t written a song in 15 years, but enjoy improvising new music and playing the old songs. (Although I’m beginning to forget many of them).  It was a great ride and I feel very lucky and grateful to have had so many wonderful experiences and played with some truly great musicians. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is the 1st incarnation of HOME featuring Jerry Brown (On a bunch of stuff) Bob Callner (Guitar) Bill McKinney (Bass) Rick Ducharme (Drums) Jerry Brown and Home – Somewhere Over the Rainbow mp3 (12:53)

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“The End of the Road” is Jerry Brown solo on a 4 track. Jerry Brown – The End of the Road mp3 (4:03)

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Jerry Brown and Friends below:

The concert was at the Discovery Theatre in Battle Creek in 1997. This tune shows the bluesy, jazzy side of things.  This was recorded during the same concert as “Chain of Life”

Jerry Brown (Piano, vocals) Steve Vandenburg (Electric guitar) Andy Paul (Acoustic guitar) Virgil Corby (Violin) Tom Dunn (Upright bass) Mike Roush (Drums, harmonica both at the same time, also back-up vocals) Cheryl Jewel (Back-up vocals) Jamie Laferier (Back-up vocals)

Jerry Brown and Friends – Time Traveler mp3 (3:37)

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“Chain of Life” and “Nothin too Good for You” Jerry Brown – Chain of Life mp3 (5:56)

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Jerry Brown – Nothin to Good for You mp3 (4:31)

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Jerry Brown and Friends – The Moon is Full Tonight mp3 (5:05)

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Jerry Brown Photo Album #1 (1964-1970)

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Jerry Brown 1968 N. Farminton Talent Show
1966 Gibson acoustic-crop
Acetate Album Cover 1968-crop
Album insert photo CU 1968-crop
Drfting session photo in Jerry's bedroom 1970-crop
Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970-crop
Drifting Album insert photos 1970-crop
Drifting session photo - Jerry Brown on 1963 Rogers Drum kit-crop
Drifting session photo - Jerry brown on 1965 Silvertone guitar-crop
Drifting session photo Engineer Roy Perlove-crop
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown on 1960's Kalamazoo Bass-crop
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown on Gibson Dumminghove-crop
Farminton Observer 1969
Illusions Business Card 1965
Jerry Brown 1968 In the Car
Jerry Brown 1968 N. Farminton Talent Show 2
The Livin End 1966 Gary Zeld, Doug Knight, Jerry Brown, Jim Simpson, Chico Lorenger
Pontiac Press 1969
Livinston County Press 1970
Jerry Brown Dark of the Moon 1968-crop
Jerry Brown 1970 2
Jerry Brown 1970
Jerry Brown 1969 in a church
Jerry Brown 1969 2
Jerry Brown 1969
The Livin End Farminton Observer 1966 Doug Knight and Chico Lorenger
The Moques 1967 Jim Simpson 2
The Moques 1966 L to R Jim Simpson, Doug Knight, Gary Bartlett, Jerry Bown
The Moques 1966 3
The Moques 1966 2
The Moques 1967 Jerry Brown 3
The Moques 1967 Jerry Brown 2
The Moques 1967 Jim Simpson
The Moques 1967 Jerry Brown 3
The Moques 1967 Jerry Brown
The Moques 1967 Dough Knight 2
The Moques 1967 Doug Knight and Jerry Brown
The Moques 1967 Doug Knight
Jerry Brown Photo Album – Artwork & Memorabilia
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A reproduction of Martin Maddox's wonderful work, shamelessly used for promotional purposes.
Acetate Album Cover 1968-crop
Ambrosia Pass
Ambrosia Poster 1981-crop
Aquinas College Poster 1981-crop
Atlanta Rhythm Section Pass
Black Swan ad 1979
Brown and Shaw early Business Card
Burton Cummings Pass
CACTV Concert Flyer 1984
CharcoalofDad 2012 Madyson Blair
Charlie Daniels Band Pass
Concert Ticket 1981
Criminal Records logo - Artist Margaret Granzotto
Criminal Records Logo Idea
Dave Mason passes several years apart
David Crosby Flyer, Concert never happened
Days Poster Only concert under that name-crop
Don MClean Pass
Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970-crop
Hall and Oates Pass
Head East Concert Flyer
Home - 1979, Artist Mary Kozar
Home - Flyer, Rathskeller, Kalamazoo 1975
Home - Poster Kalamazoo 1975, Now the Rose Street Market
HOME apple pie logo idea, Artist unknown
Home Bumper Sticker, Orange Artist unknown
HOME Castle logo idea Artist unknown
HOME Logo 1977
HOME Logo mirror
HOME Reunion Poster 1979-crop
HOME Ticket Headliner Miller Auditorium 1978
Illusions Business Card 1965
Jer-a-gram 1979
Jer-a-Gram 1993
Jer-a-gram 1993 2
Jer-a-Gram 1993 3
Jer-a-gram 1996
Jerry Brown and Friends Program cover
Jerry Brown Portrait - 1974 Artist's signiture is hard to decipher
Jerry Brown Portrait, Artist Pat Boylan - 1971
Kalamazoo College Poster 1981-crop
Kazoo School Thank You Card 1977-crop
Kite Flite Poster 1978-crop
Little Feat Pass
Muddy Waters Pass
Napkin Art 1 Artist unknown
Napkin Art 2 Artist unknown
Napkin Art 3 Artist unknown
Old Place Poster G.R. 1975
Once Upon a Train Album cover - Artist Magaret Gronzotto 1979-crop
Phoebe Snow Pass
Portrait - Charcoal Martin Maddox - 1981-crop
Sha Na Na Pass
Time Traveler - mid 70's Artist signature hard to decipher
Wine Fest Poster Jerry Brown and Beyond 1980
WOW Magazine Cover 1994-crop
Jerry Brown Photo Album – Brown & Cook
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Brown & Cook promo poster 1982
Brown & Cook Tippicanoe Place, South Bend 1983
Brown & Cook with friend Tracy Scott, Z's Grand Rapids 1983
Larry Cook Tippicanoe Place South Bend 1983
Jerry Brown Photo Album – Brown & Shaw
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Absolute Zero Ad
Brown and Shaw Absolute Zero 1968
Brown and Shaw Detroit TV Show 1968
Brown and Shaw Detroit TV Show with Bob Heinz 1968
Brown and Shaw early Business Card
Brown and Shaw N. Farmington Talent Show WS 1967
Brown and Shaw N.Farminton HS Talent Show 1967
Brown and Shaw North Farmington HS Dance 1967
Brown and Shaw Promo Photo 1969
Brown and Shaw Proof sheet 1967
Brown and Shaw Venue Unknown 1967
Brown and Shaw Venue unknown 1968
Morning in the Tower Lyrics Pg. 1
Morning in the Tower Lyrics Pg. 2
Peppermint Fantasy Pontiac lyrics
Tim Shaw 1969
Jerry Brown Photo Album – #2
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1966 Gibson acoustic
Acetate Album Cover 1968
Acetate back cover 1968
Acetate inside cover 1968
Acetate photo 1968
Album insert photo 1968
Album insert photo CU 1968
Ambrosia Poster 1981
Aquinas College Poster 1981
CU Drifting Album back cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970
CU Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Bolan 1970
Days Poster Only concert under that name
Doug Cassens 1980
Drfting session photo in Jerry's bedroom 1970
Drifting Album back cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970
Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970
Drifting Album insert photo Jerry and Leslye 1970
Drifting album insert photo title in snow
Drifting Album insert photos 1970
Drifting insert photo Jerry Brown and Leslye Bobenage
Drifting insert photo Title in Shaving Cream 1970
Drifting session photo - Jerry Brown on 1963 Rogers Drum kit
Drifting session photo - Jerry brown on 1965 Silvertone guitar
Drifting session photo Engineer Roy Perlove
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown and 1966 Gibson 1970
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown on 1960's Kalamazoo Bass
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown on Gibson Dumminghove
HOME Reunion Poster 1979
Jerry Brown 1980
Jerry Brown Dark of the Moon 1968
Kalamazoo College Poster 1981
Kazoo School Thank You Card 1977
Kite Flite Poster 1978
Larry Cook 1980
Mike Roush 1980
Once Upon a Train Album cover - Artist Magaret Gronzotto 1979
Once Upon a Train Album cover - Artist Magaret Gronzotto 1979-crop
Once Upon a Train Album cover layout 1979
Once Upon a Train Back Cover 1979
Once Upon a Train back cover - Photographer Leslye Brown 1979
Once upon a Train back cover CU 1979
Once Upon a train back cover CU 1979 (2)
Once Upon a Train back cover layout 1979
Once Upon a Train early back cover idea - Artist Margaret Gronzotto
Original Album cover photo Photographer Leslye Brown 1979
Original photo for Once Upon a Train back cover - Photographer Leslye Brown 1979
Portrait - Charcoal Martin Maddox - 1981
Scott Butterfield 1980
WOW Article 1994
WOW Magazine Cover 1994
Jerry Brown Photo Album – #3
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Acetate photo 1968-crop
Drifting Album insert photos 1970-crop
Once Upon a Train back cover - Photographer Leslye Brown 1979-crop
Acetate Album Cover 1968
Acetate Album Cover 1968-crop
Acetate back cover 1968-crop
Acetate inside cover 1968-crop
Acetate photo 1968-crop
Album insert photo 1968-crop
Album insert photo CU 1968-crop
CU Drifting Album back cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970-crop
CU Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Bolan 1970-crop
Doug Cassens 1980-crop
Drifting Album back cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970-crop
Drifting Album cover - Artist Pat Boylan 1970-crop
Drifting Album insert photo Jerry and Leslye 1970-crop
Drifting album insert photo title in snow-crop
Drifting insert photo Jerry Brown and Leslye Bobenage-crop
Drifting insert photo Title in Shaving Cream 1970-crop
Drifting session photo Jerry Brown and 1966 Gibson 1970-crop
Jerry Brown 1980-crop
Larry Cook 1980-crop
Mike Roush 1980-crop
Once Upon a Train Album cover layout 1979-crop
Once Upon a Train Back Cover 1979-crop
Once Upon a Train back cover - Photographer Leslye Brown 1979-crop
Once Upon a train back cover CU 1979 (2)-crop
Once Upon a Train back cover layout 1979-crop
Once Upon a Train early back cover idea - Artist Margaret Gronzotto-crop
Original Album cover photo Photographer Leslye Brown 1979-crop
Original photo for Once Upon a Train back cover - Photographer Leslye Brown 1979-crop
Portrait - Charcoal Martin Maddox - 1981-crop
Scott Butterfield 1980-crop
WOW Article 1994-crop
WOW Magazine Cover 1994-crop
Jerry Brown – Home 1974-1976
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Home Promo Photo 1974
Home - Lizards Poster 1975
Home - Poster Kalamazoo 1975, Now the Rose Street Market
Kalamazoo Gazette review - Dave Mason Concert December 1975
Home - Kalamazoo Gazette Article May 16, 1976
Home - Flyer, Rathskeller, Kalamazoo 1975
Home - Color Photos 1974
Home - B&W photos 1974
Old Place Poster G.R. 1975
Jerry Brown – Home 1976-1978
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Bill McKinney HOME 1978
Days Poster Only concert under that name-crop
Good Morning Detroit TV listing 1977
Grand Rapids Press 1978
HOME 1978 Kite Flite Proof sheet 1
HOME 1978 Kite Flite Proof sheet 2
HOME 1978 WIDR Kite Flite
Home - 1979, Artist Mary Kozar
HOME Bumper Sticker 1978
Home - Marshall Tucker Audience
HOME Whistle Stop 1977 2
HOME WIDR Kite Flite Audience
Home opening Marshall Tucker
Home poster Inn Between
HOME promo photo 1976
HOME promo photo 1977
HOME Reunion Poster 1979-crop
HOME Sound Check before Marshall Tucker
HOME Ticket Headliner Miller Auditorium 1978
HOME Whistle Stop 1977
Jerry Brown HOME 1978
Jerry Brown Whistle Stop 1977
Jerry Brown WIDR Kite Flite 1978
Kalamazoo Gazette November 1977
Kalamazoo Gazette 1978
Kalamazoo Gazette Nov 1977 con't.
Larry Cook HOME 1978
Larry Cook Whistle Stop 1977
Mike Roush HOME 1978
Mike Roush Opening for Marshall Tucker
Rollermill recording studio brochure 1978
Walrus 1978 Burton Cummings - HOME
Walrus mention 1978
Wester Harald Feb 7,1977 cont.
Western Harald Feb 9, 1977
Western Herald Feb 7, 1977
WIDR Kite Flite Press Release
Jerry Brown and Beyond – 1979-1983
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Album Review, Western Herald Feb 20, 1981.JPG
Ambrosia Poster 1981-crop.JPG
Aquinas College Poster 1981-crop.JPG
Concert Ticket 1981.JPG
Doug Cassens 1980-crop.JPG
Jerry Brown 2 WIDR Kite Flite 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown 1980-crop.JPG
Jerry Brown Hall & Oates concert 1982.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond Ambrosia Concert 2.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond Hall and Oats 2.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond Opening for Ambrosia Welch Auditorium 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond opening for Hall and Oates Great Lakes Music Hall G.R. 1982.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond WIDR Kite Flite crowd 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond WIDR Kite Flite with Dixie Dreggs 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown WIDR Kite Flite 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown WIDR Kite Flite 1981 (2).JPG
Jerry Brown, Scott Butterfield, Hall & Oats Concert 1982.JPG
Jerry Brown, WIDR Kite Flight Slide 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown, WIDR Kite Flite Slide 1981.JPG
Jerry Brown, WIDR Kite Flite Slide 1981 (2).JPG
Kalamazoo College Poster 1981-crop.JPG
Larry Cook 1980-crop.JPG
Larry Cook WIDR Kite Flite Slide 1981.JPG
Larry Cook WIDR Kite Flite Slide 1981 (2).JPG
Larry Cook, Hall & Oates Concert 1982.JPG
Larry Cook, Jerry Brown, Mike Roush, Hall and Oats Concert 1982.JPG
Mike Roush 1980-crop.JPG
Mike Roush, WIDR Kite Flite Slide 1981.JPG
Once Upon a Train Album cover - Artist Magaret Gronzotto 1979-crop.JPG
Scott Butterfield 1980-crop.JPG
Scott Butterfield WIDR Kite Flite slide 1981.JPG
Wine Fest Poster Jerry Brown and Beyond 1980.JPG
Jerry Brown and Beyond – 1990′s
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Battle Creek Inquirer Feb 23 1995
Bob Reilly & Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992
Dinner Concert April 8, 1995 C.W. Michaels
Jer-a-Gram 1993
Jer-a-gram 1993 2
Jer-a-Gram 1993 3
Jerry Brown & Bob Reilly Discovery Theatre 1992
Jerry Brown & Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992
Jerry Brown & Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992 (2)
Jerry Brown and Beyond 1992 L to R Steve Vandenburg, Jerry Brown, Mike Roush, Bob Reilly
Jerry Brown and Beyond Proof Sheet Rehearsal 1993
Jerry Brown and Beyond Proof Sheet Rehearsal 1993 (2)
Jerry Brown and Beyond Proof Sheet State Theatre and Rehearsals 1993
Jerry Brown Beyond Rehearsal 1993
Jerry Brown Discovery Theatre 1992
Jerry Brown, Bob Reilly, Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992
Kalamazoo Gazette 1995
Little Feat Pass
Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992
Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992 (2)
Mike Roush Discovery Theatre 1992 (3)
Mike Roush, Discovery Theatre 1992
Steve Vandenburg Discovery Theatre 1992
WOW Article 1994-crop
WOW Magazine Cover 1994-crop
Bob Reilly Beyond Rehearsal 1993
Jerry Brown Solo – 1979-1990
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Black Swan ad 1979.JPG
CACTV Concert Flyer 1984.JPG
David Crosby Flyer, Concert never happened.JPG
Head East Concert Flyer.JPG
Jer-a-gram 1979.JPG
Jerry Brown in the yard 1979.JPG
Jerry Brown Whaling Station Kalamazoo 1984.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 1985.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 1985 3.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 1985 2.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 1985 5.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 1985 9.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 4.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 6.JPG
Jerry Brown CACTV 8.JPG
Jerry Brown Community Access Center 1985.JPG
Jerry Brown Promo photo 1979.JPG
Jerry Brown Promo photo 1980.JPG
Jerry Brown promo pose 1979.JPG
Jerry Brown Whaling Station Kalamazoo 1984 2.JPG
Muddy Waters Jerry Brown Concert Listing 1979.JPG
Proof Sheet 1980.JPG
Proof Sheet for Album cover, never used 1979.JPG
United Way song lyrics 1989.JPG
Jerry Brown and Friends
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Jer-a-gram 1996
Jerry Brown and Friends Program cover
Jerry Brown and Friens Concert Program

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5 Responses to Jerry Brown – Mr. Music Man

  1. alan maisel says:

    hi jerry

    i was a high school classmate of yours. i have always enjoyed your music and it was great to go through this site. i live in san diego where i am a professor of cardiology, novel writer, and have a couple of start ups. all the best

    alan maisel

  2. Tim Nycum says:

    Great story on one of Kazoo’s Icon’s from the 70″s!

  3. Mark Bass (Bits 'n' Pieces, among others) says:

    Hi Jerry —
    Tim Nycum just called and turned me on to this Site. Great stuff!
    Your history with Home was interesting to me because I knew you guys then. I saw Home at the Wings Stadium with Dave Mason in ’75. Your closer of “Over the Rainbow” really brought the house down!! I always envied that!

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