This day In Rock. Molly Hatchet
Danny Joe Brown (1951-2005), lead singer for the Molly Hatchet. He would be 65 today.
Danny Joe Brown was born in Jacksonville, Florida US, on August 24, 1951.
Shortly after graduating, Danny enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed in New York for two years. Once he left the Coast Guard, Brown's focus turned solely to music and he joined Molly Hatchet in 1974.
Brown left Molly Hatchet in 1980 because of chronic diabetes and pancreatic problems, but soon started his own band, The Danny Joe Brown Band, which released a single studio album in 1981. He later rejoined Molly Hatchet in 1982, only to leave again in 1995 after suffering a stroke. He died in March 2005, at the age of 53.
He is best known for writing and singing on such songs as 'Flirting with Disaster' and 'Whiskey Man'.