The band was originally formed in Nashville in 1961. His most popular record was 1967's Mellow Yellow, which reached #173 on the Billboard 200. The band's personnel was O'Dell Brown, organ, Artee "Duke" Payne and Tommy Purvis, tenor saxophones, Curtis Prince, drums. Brown also co-wrote Marvin Gaye's hit single "Sexual Healing". He played electric piano with Marvin Gaye in the late 70's, early 80's.
Brown also accompanied singer Johnny Nash in the 1970s, and arranged and conducted an album with Minnie Riperton on Epic records. Brown had been living in Richfield, Minnesota since the early 1990s, to stabilize his professional and personal life. He died in 2011 in Richfield, Minnesota. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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