Music lover Brown dies, aged 86

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  • Molly Brown alongside musician Edwin

    Molly Brown alongside musician Edwin "Doc" Simons (Photograph supplied)


Molly Brown, a music lover who provided a haven for local artists with her late husband, Hubert Brown, has died at the age of 86.

The couple gave Bermuda two “institutions”, former MP Dale Butler said: Hubie’s Bar, and the popular Fish Hut on Court Street.

Mr Butler added: “They were both hardworking, dedicated and committed working-class people who were humble and unassuming about their contributions through their jazz club and famous eatery.”

Mrs Brown’s love of live music made her a familiar figure to local artists — and the bar’s contribution to the island’s social scene was captured in Mr Butler’s documentary Chilled and Shaken.

She was honoured with a special showing of the film earlier this year, which proved a reunion for patrons and entertainers.

Calling her “an inspiration”, Mr Butler said: “She was one of the group of female entrepreneurs like Maria Benn, June Augustus, Olive Trott and others who created a legacy of kindness and giving.”

Mrs Brown’s love of dancing continued “even with her walking stick”, he said.

Her funeral will be held today at St John’s Church in Pembroke.

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Published Nov 17, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 17, 2017 at 1:00 am)

Music lover Brown dies, aged 86

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