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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 10 Jan 1997
  • Address:
    1593 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 215th
    Monthly Average: 270th

James Brown

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James Brown live in 1973.

Source: slate.com

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres.

Fact file

  • Birth name: James Joseph Brown
  • Born: May 3, 1933 Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
  • Origin: Toccoa, Georgia
  • Died: December 25, 2006 (aged 73) Atlanta, Georgia
  • Genres: Funk, soul, R&B
  • Occupation(s): Singer, producer, dancer, bandleader
  • Instruments: Vocals, drums, percussion, organ, keyboards
  • Years active: 1954–1988; 1991-2006
  • Labels: Federal, King, Dade, Try Me, Smash, People, Polydor, Scotti Bros.
  • Associated acts: The Famous Flames, The J.B.'s, The Dapps, Bobby Byrd, The Soul Generals, Lyn Collins, Bobby Bennett, Bootsy Collins
  • Website: www.jamesbrown.com

Read more about James Brown at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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CBS Sports' James Brown, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Nate Burleson bring you their prognostications about tonight's matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots for the 2019 NFL championship. Be sure to watch Super Bowl LIII Sunday, Feb. 3 on CBS!

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