I had no idea, until just now, that Bobby Brown caused Peter Andre.
Andre was discovered on the Australian TV talent show New Faces in 1990. Australian music guru and Melodian Records boss Molly Meldrum was one of the judges on the show and signed Andre up after seeing him do a Bobby Brown impression.
Is this, the shame of it, what tipped Brown over the edge into drug hell? Is there nothing Andre can do to help? It’s odd to think of an effect owing an apology to its own cause: “you are responsible for my coming into being, and for this I can only apologise.” At the very least, Andre and Brown need to sit round a table and start apportioning the blame. This isn’t something I can do for them.
In 1995, Brown was arrested at a Disney World nightclub, after he and two of his entourage attacked a man, and the man’s ear was partially torn off. Brown urinated in the police car, wrote obscenities on the car seat with a pen, and settled out of court with his victim. I was wondering how this incident might have affected the eartorn man’s appreciation of Brown’s music. Has he ever found himself driving along through Canyonlands National Park, finding a tune on the car stereo, tapping his fingers on the wheel, then the DJ comes on and says: “that was the Quiet Storm remix of Rock Wit’cha, which peaked at number 7 on the Hot 100 in 1988″ and the man’s torn ear starts hurting and the DJ says “more great Bobby Brown tunes from 1988 coming up” and the man goes giddy and drives into a tree. Would he be able to sue Brown for damages to his Buick? It would seem reasonable. Brown could pass the costs onto Andre.