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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 10 Jan 1997
  • Address:
    1593 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 266th
    Monthly Average: 224th

James Brown

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Previous star: Harry Carey

Biography

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

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In the news

James Brown Doctor Says D.A. Wasting Time, He Wasn't Murdered
TMZ, 2020-02-14 08:40:21
James Brown was NOT murdered, regardless of what a woman who knew him is now suggesting ... so says the doctor who signed the legendary singer's death certificate. Dr. Marvin Crawford tells TMZ ... the Fulton County D.A.'s Office is wasting its…

Atlanta DA to Examine New Evidence in James Brown's Death, 14 Years Later
Billboard, 2020-02-13 20:26:07
A Fulton County District Attorney office is evaluating new evidence and considering opening a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding...

Prosecutors Consider James Brown Death Probe, Woman Claims it Was Murder
TMZ, 2020-02-13 18:24:41
James Brown might have been murdered ... so claims a woman who knew Brown, and just handed prosecutors stacks of what she believes is possible evidence of foul play. A Fulton County D.A. spokesperson confirms Jacque Hollander met with Fulton County…

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