73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
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- He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- 28 January 2004 - Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
- One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were 'Carol Burnett' (qv), 'Loretta Lynn' (qv), 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv)and 'Itzhak Perlman' (qv).
- Often called the most sampled man in Hip-Hop music. The list of artists that sampled Brown ranged from 'Jay-Z' (qv) to 'Eric B.' (qv) & 'Rakim (I)' (qv) to 'Public Enemy' (qv).
- (January 1998) Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers.
- His funeral was officiated by his good friend, Rev. 'Al Sharpton' (qv).
- Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.