Gordon "Gordy" "Little Man" Brown, native of New Bedford, died Dec. 11, 2020.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brown of New Bedford and brother
of Phyllis Brown Macomber of Wallingford, CT who predeceased him. He leaves a
son Barry and grandchildren, Corey and Breanna and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brown was well-known in country music circles having been a part-time DJ
on radio stations WNBH AM-FM in New Bedford in the late 1950s before moving to the
Boston area after graduating from New Bedford High School in 1959 to work
at WNAC AM (now WRKO), WNAC-FM-TV Channel 7 and the Yankee Network in the Engineering
and Production Departments.
A collector of country music, he became a historian, founding the New England Country
Music Historical Society in late 1989.
Brown was inducted into the State Country Music Halls in Missouri Valley, IA
and the Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association in 2002, into the New Hampshire Hall of Fame
in 2009 and was made an Honorary Member of the CMA of Rhode Island Hall of Fame in 2015.
A Vietnam era US Army Veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post 440
in Newton, Lifetime Member of VFW Post 10334 in Waltham, member of the Military
Museum at Ft. Taber/Ft. Rodman in New Bedford, the Historical Society of
Watertown and he installed displays of Waltham's Legends of Country Music in the
Waltham, MA Museum.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Post 440, 295 California St,
Newton following a wake at the Magni FH, 365 Watertown St, in Newton
Other Articles of Interest:
(Note: Some news media sites
require user registration to read articles and/or to send you 'targeted' email