James Brown

James Brown

Age
73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
Birthday
May. 3rd, 1933
Born in
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
Height
5' 6"

James Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Soul Train TV Show
Soul Train
 

Main Movie Roles

2002 - The New Guy
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1998 - Holy Man
1996 - When We Were Kings
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
2
Lou De Long
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself - Musical Guest
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • 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.
  • Performed at President 'Richard Nixon' (qv)'s first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
  • Record holder for the artist who has charted most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1 at that chart.
  • Insisted on using the title Mr. or Ms. for everyone in his band. He felt it was a sign of respect if people called each other by their proper title.
  • Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney (11 November 1993).
  • In live shows, Brown would sometimes add the "I got ya" lyric in a song when he caught a musician making a mistake.
  • Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • In 1991, the Techno group L.A. Style released a highly irreverent and controversial single entitled "James Brown Is Dead". There were two songs quickly made in response: "James Brown Is Still Alive" by Holy Noise, and "Who the F*** Is James Brown?" by Traumatic Stress.


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