A huge impact on many jazz trumpeters and in 1972 he was inducted in to the Down Defeat Jazz Hall of Popularity posthumously. He started playing young and was presented with a trumpet when he switched thirteen therefore he could continue learning. He didn’t use medicines or consume alcohol, unlike most trumpet players at that time. He was wedded to his second wife, LaRue, for just 2 yrs, as he passed away in a vehicle accident on the second wedding anniversary. When Brown is at a healthcare facility after a vehicle accident in 1950, Dizzy Gillespie frequented him and motivated him to maintain playing music.