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Artist biography Mick "Wild" Brown
This Mick Brown is not to be confused with the drummer of British gothic group The Mission in the 80's. This drummer, known by many fans as "Wild Mick" Brown, played drums in Dokken. He also played with Lynch Mob, and Xciter.
"Wild" Mick Brown was born September 8th, 1956, just about the time Elvis Presley was shakin’ it up at state fairs and early television performances. Mick’s love for music became apparent at a very early age, but he found it frustrating to handle the saxophone or guitar with the small hands of a 5 or 6-year-old!
As luck would have it, a performance by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show captured the imagination of now seven-year-old Mick, and he decided that the drums might be the instrument for him, as well as playing in a rock-n-roll band. So yong Mick, on his 8th birthday, took his first drum lesson from Mickey Hart, of Grateful Dead fame, two years before Mickey joined up with the Grateful Dead in 1966.
Mick Brown was in first rock-n-roll band at age 10, and shortly after finishing high school, he left for Los Angeles where in 1980 Mick, George Lynch and Don Dokken formed the band Dokken that enjoyed Gold and Platinum sales throughout the 1980s. Incidentally, this is the time where Mick was tagged with his now famous and trademark nickname, ‘Wild Mick Brown’.
Dokken was also honored with a prestigious Grammy nomination in 1989.
Wild Mick has remained an original member of Dokken for 30 years as of 2010, and since 2005 has been the timekeeper and pile driver for such supergroups as Ted Nugent and, more recently, Montrose, to name a few.