73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Glastonbury
2002 - Undercover Brother
2002 - The New Guy
2002 - The Tuxedo
1998 - Holy Man
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1996 - When We Were Kings
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers
Guest TV Roles
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Record holder for the artist who has charted most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1 at that chart.
- Was a friend of 'Elvis Presley' (qv).
- Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
- Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney (11 November 1993).
- (11 June 2001) Son, with girlfriend 'Tommy Rae Brown' (qv), James Brown II, was born.
- Was planning on singing at 'B.B. King' (qv)'s blues club in New York on New Year's Eve a week before he died.
- In live shows, Brown would sometimes add the "I got ya" lyric in a song when he caught a musician making a mistake.