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 - Holy Man
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1996 - When We Were Kings
1991 - The Commitments
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Team Captain
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- 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.
- Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
- Brown's hit singles like "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" and "Funky President" galvanized black youth during the turbulent '70's.
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
- He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia in 1988.
- Performed at President 'Richard Nixon' (qv)'s first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
- (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.