Funeral Services Set for Molly Hatchet Vocalist

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday (March 15) in Cooper City, Fla., for Danny Joe Brown, lead vocalist for the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet. Brown, 53, died Thursday (March 10) at his home in Davie, Fla., of complications from diabetes. Molly Hatchet, one of Southern rock’s most commercially success bands, formed in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1975. Their 1978 self-titled debut went platinum and their second, Flirting With Disaster achieved double-platinum status. Brown left the band in 1980 and later formed the Danny Joe Brown Band but returned to Molly Hatchet for 1982′s No Guts … No Glory. The group disbanded but later recorded and toured without Brown. He had been hospitalized for several weeks before returning home. His survivors include wife Crystle, five children and a stepson.