James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA. He died on December 25, 2006. He was one of the greatest musicians and entertainers and had a unique style.
Biography and Career :
He played the guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion. The genres he sang were R&B, soul, funk and Rock and Roll. His career started in 1956 and was ended unfortunately in 2006.
He started as part of The Gospel Starlighters, and then continued with the Avons and The Flames which later changed the name into The Famous Flames. During the years he released many albums and compilations and received many awards.
He is a loved artist and has a life-sized bronze statue on the 800 block of Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia. After his death he also received many hono
rs and awards and will remain in history as one of the greatest musicians.
Among his most popular singles are "Please, Please, Please", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "It's A Man's Man's Man's World", "Cold Sweat", "I Got The Feelin'", "Get Up (I Like Being A) Sex Machine" and "Living in America".
On June 19, 1953 he married Velma Warren. They have three children and in 1969 divorced. Between 1970 and 1981 he was married to Deidre Jenkins and had two children. In 1984 he married Adrienne Rodriguez and unfortunately on January 6, 1996 she died. On December 14, 2001 he and Tommy Rae Brown got married. They have one child, James Brown II, and after three years of marriage it was annulled. In 2004 he suffered a surgery for prostate cancer.
- Height: 168 cm
- He is well known for his Pompadour hairstyle and dance moves.
- Since 1986 he is present on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and since 2000 on Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- "I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500."
- "When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it."
- Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
- Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1 episode, 1997)
- Miami Vice (1 episode, 1987)
- Rocky IV (1985)
- Doctor Detroit (1983)
- The Blues Brothers (1980)
- Playboy After Dark (2 episodes, 1969-1970).
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