Oliver C. Brown

Percussions | Friday at 8:00 pm feat. Nils

Oliver C. Brown’s (USA) first big break came in Florida with TK Records as their in house percussionist. He recorded and/or toured with most of their artists, including Benny Lattimore, Little Beaver, Clarence Reed, Betty Wright, Gwen McCray, and George McCray. This led him to become one of the original members of KC and The Sunshine Band when they recorded the album featuring, “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s The Way I Like It”, their first number one hits on the Billboard charts.

After moving to Los Angeles, California, Oliver earned his credits on Nancy Wilson’s album, “This Mother’s Daughter”. This opened the door for more recording and touring with such artists as Jermaine Jackson, The Whispers, Larry Vann,Billy Preston, Leo Sayer, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Thelma Houston, Cal Bennett, John Stewart, Doug McLeod, The Beach Boys, Ron Thompson, Chris Bennett, Nils, Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood’s Blue Whale Blues Band and many other Warner Brothers, Capitol and Motown Recording artists. Eventually, Oliver became the third member of the trio, Gravity 180, along side Clydene Jackson and Harold Payne.


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