On this day, March 10 2005, original Molly Hatchet singer Danny Joe Brown died at the age of 53. He co-wrote and sang on some of the southern rock band's biggest hits including 'Flirtin' with Disaster', 'Whiskey Man', and the Allman Bos. Band cover 'Dreams I'll Never See', and was known for his distinctive growl.

Brown left Molly Hatchet in 1980 due to chronic diabetes and pancreatic problems. After forming his own band, The Danny Joe Brown Band, he would eventually make a return to the band in 1982 but would once again leave the due to a stroke in 1995. He died of renal failure, a complication from diabetes which he battled since he was 19 years old.