73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Glastonbury
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
2002 - The New Guy
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
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- (14 November 2006) Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
- Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney (11 November 1993).
- One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others were 'Bob Marley (I)' (qv), 'Smokey Robinson' (qv), Hamilton Bohannon, 'George Clinton (I)' (qv), 'Bootsy Collins' (qv), 'Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar' (qv) and 'Robbie Shakespeare' (qv) (as Sly and Robbie), and 'Kurtis Blow' (qv).
- Record holder for the artist who has charted most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1 at that chart.
- Life-long friend of 'Little Richard' (qv), since they were both teenagers.
- (January 1998) Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers.
- Receiving a Grammy three times prior (1965: "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" as "Best R&B Recording, 1986 for "Living In America" as "Best Male R&B Performance" and 1991 for "Star Times" as "Best Album Notes"), he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards (25 February 1992).
- 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.