Doug Brown & The Omens

Doug Brown & The OmensFrom: Detroit, MI, USA

Although Doug Brown & The Omens had very few recordings, they continue to hold a key place in Detroit rock and roll history. Doug Brown & The Omens helped a young Bob Seger start his career in music. Doug Brown was fronting the Omens when he met Seger in 1964. Brown invited Seger to join the band sometime in 1965. The band was financed by Del Shannon and cut the single “TGIF” / “First Girl.” Seger then went solo, and Brown produced his regional hit “East Side Story,” released in January 1966. Later that year, Brown produced Seger’s “Heavy Music,” another local hit. By 1969, Brown was the frontman for Southwind. The band debuted that year on the Blue Thumb label and released Ready To Ride. In 1973, Southwind released What A Place To Land before dissolving. Brown then had a solo career, releasing Say You Will in 1981.

Artist information sources include: an article by Jason Ankeny at Allmusic.com

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From the 1965 single “Thank Goodness It’s Friday”
Thank Goodness It's Friday

  • Thank Goodness It’s Friday

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