James Brown

James Brown

Singer, songwriter, record producer, dope dealer
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James Brown

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.

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Full name at birth
James Joseph Brown Jr.
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Claim to fame
'I Got You (I Feel Good)' (1965)
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Date of birth
3 May 1933
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Place of birth
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
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Date of death
25 December 2006
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Age
73 (age at death)
Place of death
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Cause of death
Congestive heart failure; complicated by pneumonia
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Resting place
Thomas Family Home Crypt, Beech Island, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
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Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer, bandleader
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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Net worth
$100,000,000 USD
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You only live once.
  • Voted the tenth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others were Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Hamilton Bohannon, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Lowell `Sly` Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (as Sly and Robbie), and Kurtis Blow.
  • He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2003.
  • Inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. [14 November 2006]

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