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Who Gordy Brown
What Gordon (Gordy) (Little Man) Brown - Founder of the New England Country Music Historical Society in 1989
When December 11, 2020
Where Newton, MA

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

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