James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". In a career that lasted over 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. Brown was one of the first ten inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction dinner in New York on January 23, 1986.
|Full name at birth||
James Joseph Brown Jr.
|Claim to fame||
'I Got You (I Feel Good)' (1965)
|Date of birth||
3 May 1933
|Place of birth||
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
|Date of death||
25 December 2006
73 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
|Cause of death||
Congestive heart failure; complicated by pneumonia
Thomas Family Home Crypt, Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer, bandleader
5' 6" (168 cm)
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