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  Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les Brown is one of the nation's leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential.
Les challenges companies and individuals to get going on their goals and dreams, because they are the stuff life is made of.
Les challenges audiences to step up the level of energy, be resourceful, and tap into their creative energy, in order to bounce back and break new ground.
www.speakersrus.com /speakers/brownles.htm   (829 words)

  
 Les Brown
Les was born and raised in Tower City, Pennsylvania, the son of a baker and musician.
Les instead took to the sax and played it smoothly and by the age of nine, Les joined his first professional band.
Les jumped at the chance for two reasons, one, because he loved music and two, so he could bypass a career in the bakery.
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 obits.com, The Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Les Brown
Brown's father trained his sons in both the music and the bakery business, and by the age of 9 Brown was playing professionally with his father at local events as a saxophonist.
Brown and his Band of Renown also served as the orchestra for a number of popular TV shows, including "The Hollywood Palace" and for 10 years was a staple of "The Dean Martin Show".
Les Brown was a co-founder of the National Academy of Recording Sciences in 1957, and served as the Academy's first Los Angeles chapter president.
obits.com /brownles.html   (866 words)

  
 A Speakers Quest - Professional Speakers Bureau Presents: Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It's a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one that he is helping others to apply to their lives.
Les Brown's passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others pushed him even harder making him what he is today.
Les is one of the nation's leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential, utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights to teach, inspire, and channel people to new levels of achievement.
www.speakersquest.com /speakers/Brown.htm   (491 words)

  
 Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les was born, with his twin brother, on the floor of an abandoned building in a poor section of Miami, Florida called Liberty City.
Les and his brother were adopted at the age of six weeks by a single woman.
Les is known nationally and internationally for his ability to inspire and motivate through his many public presentations, PBS TV specials, audio and video tapes, and best selling books.
www.lesbrown.com /speakers_bureaus.htm   (437 words)

  
 Les Brown - Motivational Speaker
In 1989, Les Brown was the recipient of the National Speakers Association’s highest honor: The Council of Peers Award of Excellence.
Les Brown is not only an internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Unlimited, Inc., he is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful book, Live Your Dreams, and former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems.
Les Brown is one of the nation’s leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential, utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights to teach, inspire and channel people to new levels of achievement.
www.sterlingspeakers.com /brown.htm   (482 words)

  
 New Crisis, The: Les Brown: Living his dreams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Brown and his twin brother, Wesley, were born in an abandoned building in a poor section of Miami known as Liberty City.
Since utility companies were closed on Saturday, Brown wanted to protect consumers in emergencies or in the middle of winter from having their lights or gas shut off.
Les Brown is busy juggling his radio show with public speaking, and he is planning an even heavier schedule next year.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3812/is_200009/ai_n8908725   (1353 words)

  
 Solid! -- Les Brown Biography
Les began playing sax at an early age and made his professional debut in a band at age nine.
Brown, however, began to be less and less interested in being a bandleader and more interested in the music publishing business.
In 1996 Les Brown was awarded an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the leader of the longest lasting musical organization in the history of popular music.
www.parabrisas.com /d_brownl.html   (716 words)

  
 Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les had no formal education past high school, but with persistence and determination, he has initiated a process of perpetual self-education, which has distinguished him as a resource on human potential.
Les Brown's passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others helped him achieve his goals.
Les Brown gives you specific strategies and techniques to help make you “unstoppable” as you develop the courage to live your dreams.
www.cometoyoursuccess.com /shop/lesbrown.html   (337 words)

  
 There It Is: A Canadian in the Vietnam War by Les D. Brown
The war did not end for Brown when he was discharged May 12, 1971, not even when he returned to “paradise” in 1977 and bought a 91-acre farm a few kilometers north of Wakefield at Farrellton.
Brown decided in 1997 to write a book which would help him confront the past and would help awaken Canadians to the suffering of their own largely hidden Vietnam vets.
Brown, like the frightened, bewildered and often stoned soldiers with whom he served, seem to have one thought only during his tour of duty: How to stay alive.
www.angelfire.com /ca5/canadianvietnamvets/press1.html   (1229 words)

  
 About Les, page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les was born in March of 1912 and raised in Tower City, Pennsylvania, the son of R.W. Brown, a baker and musician.
But Les preferred the smooth sound of his dad’s soprano sax, and it was on that instrument that he excelled.
Les was inspired by the music to make it his living, and also by his desire to escape the drudgery of his father’s bakery, where he toiled from 5:30 am to 7:30 am before school, and then for many more hours after.
www.bandsofrenown.com /About_Les_Sr/About_Les.htm   (382 words)

  
 Les Brown motivational speaker personal appearances, representation, les brown
Les Brown, a renowned public speaker, author and television personality has risen to national prominence by delivering a high-energy message, which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness.
As a child, Les Brown's inattention to school work, restless energy and the failure of this teachers to recognize his real potential, resulted in him being mis-labeled as a slow learner.
Les Brown has had no formal education past high school, but with persistence and determination he has initiated and continued a process of unending self-education, which has distinguished him as a resource on human potential.
www.barberusa.com /motive/brown_les.html   (274 words)

  
 Les Brown - Motivational Speakers Hall Of Fame , keynote speaker and author
Unending Self-Education Les has had no formal education past high school, but with persistence and determination he has initiated and continued a process of unending self-education which has distinguished him as an authority on human potential.
In 1990, Les recorded his first in a series of speech presentations entitled “You Deserve” with Les Brown, was awarded a Chicago-area Emmy and became the leading fund-raising program of its kind for pledges to PBS stations nationwide.
Acclaimed Author Les Brown is not only an internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Unlimited, Inc., he is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful book, Live Your Dreams, and former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems.
www.getmotivation.com /lesbrown.htm   (535 words)

  
 Les Brown
Influenced by the swing of Benny Goodman but gradually forging its own sound, the Les Brown Orchestra had major hits in "Sentimental Journey" (featuring Doris Day in 1944) and a catchy arrangement of "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Several excellent soloists spent time with the band (including Abe Most and Ted Nash).
In 1947, Brown started working with Bob Hope, and the association, although putting the band in a subsidiary role, made it possible for the orchestra to stay together for so many decades.
Les Brown occasionally toured throughout the decades to come, even performing within a year of his death on January 4, 2001, at the age of 88.
www.djangomusic.com /artist_bio.asp?id=R+++135889   (213 words)

  
 DH1.com: Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les Brown first received his degree in music at Ithaca Conservatory of Music.
Les has been music director for numerous TV specials including 18 overseas Christmas tours with Bob Hope, the Steve Allen TV show, the Dean Martin TV Show, Happy New Year America (1980-1983), and more recently "Swing Live" on PBS in 1996.
Les Brown has been Guest Conductor for many well-respected symphonies and orchestras over the years including The United States Air Force Band many times.
www.dh1.com /music/lesbrown.html   (231 words)

  
 A Sentimental Farewell to Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We would be horribly remiss if we did not take a moment to note the passing of Duke alum, Les Brown '36, one of America's greatest Big Band leaders.
Brown, whose Band of Renown traveled the country for decades, is perhaps best known for the hit, Sentimental Journey, sung in timeless fashion by Doris Day, whom Brown discovered.
When Brown was college age, Duke University already had a solid reputation for its Big Band music, especially the namesake band, the "Duke Blue Devils." Brown was invited to enroll at Duke, where he could get free room and board by playing a concert each night at the student union.
www.dukebasketballreport.com /main/2167.html   (358 words)

  
 Oldies.com : Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les Brown was the leader of one of the most popular jazz-oriented dance bands.
These two albums were originally recorded for Columbia in the early '60s; on them Brown and his Band of Renown pay tribute to some of America's most popular big bands and their biggest hits.
The material collected on this compilation, recorded by Les Brown between the years 1941 and 1950 and taken from the vaults of Okeh Records (a subsidiary of the Columbia Recording Company) has been unavailable and unheard for many years.
action-adventure.oldies.com /artist/view.cfm/id_836.html   (462 words)

  
 Les Brown -- Motivational Speakers -- BigSpeak! Speakers Bureau
Successful entrepreneur, bestselling author and renowned television and radio personality, Les Brown is one of America's most popular and electrifying motivational speakers.
Brown has had no formal education past high school, his life has been a process of unending self-education and personal growth.
Brown's passion to learn and hunger for greatness catapulted him from dee-jay to broadcast manager, from community activist to community leader, from political commentator to three-term legislator, and from a banquet and nightclub emcee to a premier keynote speaker.
www.bigspeak.com /les-brown.html   (315 words)

  
 MLM.com - View Thread - Les Brown-Get Past Your Fears
Les came from poverty but is now a motivated successful speaker.
Les was originally a radio DJ and member of the state legislature in Columbus, Ohio...my hometown.
Les got his start with Bill in BestLine in the late 60s and calls Bill one of the greatest leaders he has ever known.
www.mlm.com /mlm/user/viewthread?thread=3372   (556 words)

  
 Ordinary People Can Win! Les Brown
Here is Les Brown's personal formula for success and happiness -- positively charged thoughts, guidance, examples, plus an Action Planner to help you focus your thoughts on specific goals...and achieve them all.
Les Brown is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the world today.
Les Brown himself has been through countless ups and downs, suffering through personal and career crises including the cancellation of his television show and the death of his beloved mother.
www.ordinarypeoplecanwin.com /lesbrown.htm   (522 words)

  
 Bands of Renown Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les Brown's Band Of Renown is now playing in Branson at the Mickey Gilley Theatre.
New and vintage Les Brown recordings are available on CD from Amazon.com and as digital downloads from Emusic.com.
Les Brown's Last recording - Photos of the recording sessions and information about Les Brown's CD Session 55 with guest vocalists Lou Rawls and Jane Monheit.
www.bandsofrenown.com   (392 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Live Your Dreams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les has an interesting background, coming from poverty and literally pulling himself up by the bootstraps to achieve success as a state legislature, disc jockey, and motivational speaker/writer.
Les Brown is not only a talented speaker but a very good writer as well.
Brown's self aggrandizing anecdotes, though they are mildly entertaining.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0380723743?v=glance   (1570 words)

  
 Les Brown - Author - Philanthropist - Get Ahead Pro Speakers Bureau 1.800.943.7747
It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives.Born a twin in low-income Liberty City in Miami, Florida, Les and his twin brother, Wes, were adopted when they were six weeks old by Mrs.
He rose from a hip-talking morning dee-jay to broadcast manager, from community activist to community leader,- from political commentator to 3-term legislator,- and from a banquet and nightclub emcee to premier keynote speaker.
In 1991, the program entitled "You Deserve" with Les Brown, was awarded a Chicago-area Emmy and became the leading fund-raising program of its kind for pledges to PBS stations nationwide.
getaheadpro.com /les-brown.html   (461 words)

  
 Speakers Platform Speakers Bureau: Les Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les has had no formal education past high school, but with persistence and determination he has initiated and continued a process of unending self-education which have distinguished him as an authority on human potential.
In 1986, Les entered the public speaking arena on a full-time basis andformed his own company, Les Brown Unlimited, inc. The company provides motivational tapes and materials, workshops, and personal/professional development programs aimed at individuals, companies and organizations.
In 1990, Les recorded his first in a series of speech presentations for the Public Broadcasting System.
www.speaking.com /spbureau/brown.html   (463 words)

  
 Les Brown
Les Brown and his twin brother, Wes, were born on the floor of an abandoned building in Liberty City, a low-income section of Miami, Florida.
Les moved to Detroit in the mid-1980's with only his clothes and one tape of his motivational speeches.
By the early 1990's Les had become one of the highest paid speakers in the nation with his company earning $4 million a year from his speaking tours and the sale of his motivational tapes and materials.
www.provethemwrong.com /brown.htm   (744 words)

  
 Orrin Hudson praised by Motivator Les Brown!
Brown praises Hudson's method of using chess as a way for the youth to solve problems in the game called life.
Ironically, Les Brown wasn't considered much of a problem solver in his youth.
Brown has overcome this childhood stigma to become one of the most sought-after speakers in the country.
www.thechessdrum.net /newsbriefs/2003/NB_Motivation.html   (346 words)

  
 Sarasota, Florida - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Les Brown’s Band of Renown
Downbeat Magazine voted Les Brown’s Band of Renown America’s ‘Best Dance Band’ for ten years in a row.
Les Brown Jr., the current leader of Les Brown’s Band of Renown, learned his craft from great American entertainers like Bob Hope, Doris Day and Dean Martin.
Les Jr’s career began at 15 when he spent his summer vacations on the road playing drums with the Band of Renown.
www.vanwezel.org /media/pressRelease.cfm?preID=164   (298 words)

  
 Les Brown and His Band of Renown | Session #55   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Les got a big break in 1947 when comedian Bob Hope hired the band to provide the music for his weekly radio (and later, television) programs.
Les Brown led the band for more than sixty years before handing the baton to his son, Les Jr., shortly before his death last January at age eighty—eight.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r0901_120.htm   (520 words)

  
 Les_Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I was born in McDowell County, N.C., one of the few of us left that were born at home, on January 19, 1941 to C. Eugene Brown and Nelle Hensley Brown.
I have one brother, Steve and two daughters Melissa Diann Brown and Michelle Leslie Brown.
My wife is Joyce Diann Compton Brown from the big city of Troutman, N.C. We met a Appalachian State University.
www.gardner-webb.edu /GWU/GOALPilot/LesBrown/Les_Brown.htm   (499 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Music: W/Les Brown A/H Orch [Best of]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Doris Day is heard on a set of transcriptions recorded between 1944 and 1947 with Les Brown & His Orchestra, a collaboration that began in 1940 and produced some of the loveliest music of the big-band era.
This is from an early HIT PARADE show and Doris is not backed by Les on this cut but by Mark Warnow and the Hit Parade Orch.
Varese Sarabande Records presents "Lost Treasures", featuring Doris Day with the Les Brown Orchestra in the mid '40s, performing seventeen tunes (which many have never seen the light of day) with Day's high energy delivery.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000TAZ3I   (536 words)

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