James Brown

James Brown

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

James Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Soul Train TV Show
Soul Train

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • 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.
  • Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
  • 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.
  • Due to the timing of Brown's death, there were no flights out of Atlanta to fly Brown's body up to New York for a public viewing at the Apollo Theater. The funeral director and 'Al Sharpton' (qv) opted to drive Brown's body from Atlanta to New York, instead.
  • 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.
  • Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Good friends with Rev. 'Al Sharpton' (qv) since the 1970s and Rev. 'Jesse Jackson (I)' (qv) since the 1950s.

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