73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - 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
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- 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).
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
- 28 January 2004 - Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
- Performed at President 'Richard Nixon' (qv)'s first inauguration on 30 January 1969.
- 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.
- Singer, songwriter, band leader and record producer.
- 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.
- Record holder for the artist who has charted most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever reaching #1 at that chart.