His career spanned from 1937 to 1974, competing in bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, and bulldogging. He was the PRCA World Champion Bull Rider in 1962. Brown was inducted into the PRCA Hall of Fame for Bull Riding in 1979.
Brown is remembered for riding an "unrideable" bull named Tornado in 1967. The bull, owned by Jim Shoulders, had thrown over 200 riders over a 14-year period before Brown's successful ride. Brown, this ride, and Tornado are all memorialized in Red Steagall's song, "Freckles Brown".
- Warren G. (Freckles) Brown at ProRodeo Hall of Fame website (accessed October 3, 2012).
- Washington Post, "Legendary Rodeo Champion Jim Shoulders, 79" 21 June 2007
- Cathy Logan, "Freckles Brown's ride on Tornado is the stuff of songs and legends", Tulsa World, January 5, 2006.
- W.K. Stratton, "Sitting Atop A Tornado: In 1967, at 46, Freckles Brown rode the unridable bull", Sports Illustrated, May 25, 1987.
- "Cowboy's funeral draws throng", AP in Tulsa World, August 3, 1989.
- Freckles Brown at lanefrost.com
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