Started singing at the age of four in Cape Town, South Africa where he was born of mixed heritage. Won school competitions. Achieved No. 1 Hit Parade in the lat 60s in South Africa. Sang on the Percy Sledge Show in South Africa. Had to leave South Africa due to his outspoken views about the Apartheid regime. He left S.A. in 1972 and travelled the world as an entertainer performing with artistes the likes of 'The Platters', James Brown Band and Ray Charles Orchestra. Currently living in Australia and working as an entertainer and teacher. Bernie became a member of ASCAP in Nashville in 1976. He has released a children's talking book/dvd entitled 'The Adventure of Rainbowman'.
Written By: Bernie Brown
SOMEONE'S CRYING, FIGHTING BACK THE PAIN,
HUNGER'S BURNING, DRIVING HIM INSANE,
SOMEONE'S DYING, WRITHING ON THE GROUND,
BABY'S SMILING, KNOWS NOT WHERE IT'S BOUND,
WINDS ARE SWEEPING, 'CROSS THE SEEPING SANDS,
DRENCHED AND BROKEN, LIE THE BARREN LANDS,
SUN IS BEATING, DOWN UPON HIS BROW,
FARMER'S WEEPING, NO MORE CROPS TO PLOW,
MAY THE NEW DAWN, BRING US CLOSER TO LOVE EACH DAY,
BE THE DAY THAT WE'LL SHARE,
ALL OUR SWEET LOVING CARE,
IN EVERY WAY...HEY.
MAMA'S CRYING, CHILDREN GONE AWAY,
SHE IS PRAYING, HOW LONG WILL THEY STAY,
DADDY'S YEARNING, FOR ANOTHER DAY,
THOUGHTS RETURNING, HOW THEY USED TO PLAY,
YOU KNOW, I OFTEN WONDER,
WHY IS IT THAT WE ONLY SEEM TO COME TOGETHER, IN TIMES OF TURMOIL?
WHY IS IT THAT WE ONLY SEEM TO CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER
WHEN A NATURAL CALAMITY OCCURS?
WE MUST REALIZE, THAT WE ARE BUT ONE BIG FAMILY
ON THIS MAGNIFICENT PLANET OF OURS,
AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE WHAT WE BELIEVE IN,
OR WHERE WE;RE FROM,
LET US REACH OUT TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD,
EVERY SECOND, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR, EVERYDAY..
(REPEAT BRIDBE AND LAST VERSE.
'In A Matter of A moment' South Africa.
'Sing out Glory' South Africa.
'She's A Yum-Yum' South Africa.
'The shape of things to come' South Africa.
'The Adventure of Rainbowman' Australia.
'Smile Always Smile' Italy.
'Oh No' Australia Sonicbids streaming.