Owen Brown: the world’s oldest fan of heavy metal music

Updated 28th August 2013

Owen Brown, the farmer known as a very gentle man, except for his music, has died at the age of 87, on 14th August 2013.

For the procession out of the church at his funeral, his family has chosen Megadeth’s Skin O’ My Teeth, which is also one of my favourite songs by Mustaine and gang. And I think Brown could be the only octogenarian in the world to dig such a song.

Western Daily Press, 24 August 2013

6th March 2009

Being 82 years old, you’d expect Owen Brown of Weobley, Herefordshire, UK to have a more sedate musical taste.

Classical music, maybe.

But no, the oldest rocker in town likes the heavy stuff.

He’s got a respectable collection of headbanging music, in vinyl no less: real heavy metal / hard rock stuff like Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Saxon.

So what is it that he likes so much about “the Devil’s music”? He said it’s the rhythm, good drumming and guitars.

What does his wife of 60 years think of his hobby? She’s not a fan of Bruce Dickinson, Eddie Van Halen, Rob Halford, Dave Mustaine or any of the rock stars, but Owen said, “she don’t mind some of it.”

I think I can connect to this guy if I ever meet him.

Rock on grandpa!!!

Video of his BBC interview:

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