Born 13th September 1922 – Texas City, Texas
Died 21st January 1999 – Oakland, California
On January 21, 1999, at the age of 76 Charles Brown died. You can judge his influence from the pallbearers at his funeral: Jimmy McCracklin, Johnny Otis, and Little Richard.
He was the major influence on many famous stars including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.