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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • 28 January 2004 - Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
  • One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were 'Carol Burnett' (qv), 'Loretta Lynn' (qv), 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv)and 'Itzhak Perlman' (qv).
  • Often called the most sampled man in Hip-Hop music. The list of artists that sampled Brown ranged from 'Jay-Z' (qv) to 'Eric B.' (qv) & 'Rakim (I)' (qv) to 'Public Enemy' (qv).
  • (January 1998) Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers.
  • His funeral was officiated by his good friend, Rev. 'Al Sharpton' (qv).
  • Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
  • Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.


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