Singer/songwriter Robert Robin Brown was born in Motley county, Texas at the end of WWII. He grew up in the Caprock region of the Texas panhandle during the rockabilly era . He began playing mandolin at age 6 under his brother Ben's guidance. At age 9 he made his first appearance on KFLD radio in Floydada singing the country song, 'Are you Mine'. At age 12 he wrote his first "song" from which his father was swindled a hundred dollars!
At age thirteen Robin started a guitar & drum trio called The Three Notes with David Rattan & Robert. Brandon. Later, he played saxophone and guitar in a Dixieland band "The Swing Kings" which evolved from the original trio at Matador, Tx. After hearing the Ventures and a live performance of 'The Fayros' of Turkey, Tx in 1960 he fell in love with surf music and became a lauded imitator & player of the surf classics.
The English Invasion of the mid-nineteen sixties expanded Brown's musical horizons and soon Robin was singing harmony and playing lead guitar in a Beatle-copy group called "The Gimini Five" (of Canyon-Amarillo, Tx). This occured during his college years and it included a trip to Denver and an appearance at the Cinnamon Club, a famous teenage night spot there in the summer of 1965.
In 1968 he and Max Barton formed a nightclub band and played regularly at "Friday's Steakhouse and Lounge" in Amarillo. They were delighted when the noted drummer Gary Swafford joined the group which also included Bill Waldrup on Bass guitar. They called themselves the Soulutions and played a lot of the current hits by soul artists and also played some rock classics.
Robin Brown then appeared as backup guitarist at the "Crossroads Motel Lounge" in Amarillo in early 1970, before retiring from stage for over thirty years. Finally, in 2002 he began appearing occasionally at "The Church of Western Swing" in Turkey, Tx. playing and singing rockabilly and pop-classics. Although surprised that anyone would even like his voice, he has found an enthusiastic following among the middle-aged and older set! He does a credible imitation of Elvis, Holly and Bobby Venton.
Recordings of Robin Brown can be summarized as:
Original Instrumental/ KVOP radio--c.1963/ Plainview, Tx
Background guitar / N.Petty Studio--1964 / Clovis, Tx
Lead Guitar / Ray Ruff Studio--c.1965 / Amarillo, Tx
2 Original songs / Larry Cox Studio--c.1966 / Amarillo, Tx
4 Original songs / garage studio--1971 / Lubbock, Tx
1 Original song / Billy Stull studio--c.1974 / Amarillo, Tx
3 original songs/ 16th ave.south studio /Nashville, Tenn/ 1975
3 orginal songs/ Unknown studio / Nashville, Tenn / 1975
1 original gospel song / Don Caldwell studio--c.1980 / Lubbock, Tx
12 original songs/ Perkins Park Location/ Plainview, Tx / 1993-96