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    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C), President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C), President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C) , President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C) , President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Jonelle Procope (C) , President and CEO of the Apollo Theater and Billy Mitchell (R), Apollo Historian install the first plaque, the one of late James Brown at the Apollo Legends Walk of Fame unveiling at The Apollo Theater on May 10, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey receives the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey receives the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey receives the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey receives the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey is joined on stage by her husband Nick Canon (left) and the Reverend Al Sharpton (right) as she recieves the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey is joined on stage by her husband Nick Canon (left) and the Reverend Al Sharpton (right) as she recieves the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey is joined on stage by her husband Nick Canon (left) as she recieves the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey is joined on stage by her husband Nick Canon (left) and the Reverend Al Sharpton (right) as she recieves the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - APRIL 15:  Singer Mariah Carey is joined on stage by her husband Nick Canon (left) and the Reverend Al Sharpton (right) as she recieves the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - NEW YORK - MARCH 31:  CP Lacey's impersonations of James Brown during the Amateur Night Show Off Quarter Finals at The Apollo Theater on March 31, 2010 in New York City.
    • James Brown - LONDON - NOVEMBER 14:  Soul legend James Brown performs at the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2006, at Alexandra Palace on November 14, 2006 in London, England.
    • James Brown - A guard stands  in front of a banner for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York on July 11, 2008. On July 17 more than 320 items from James Brown's South Carolina home  will be auctioned. Brown, who died December 25, 2006, was commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", "King of Funk", and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
    • James Brown - A childhood photo sits on the piano of James Brown on display for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York on July 11, 2008. On July 17 more than 320 items from James Brown's South Carolina home  will be auctioned. Brown, who died December 25, 2006, was commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", "King of Funk", and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
    • James Brown - The piano belonging to James Brown is on display for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York ON July 11, 2008. On July 17 more than 320 items from James Brown's South Carolina home  will be auctioned. Brown, who died December 25, 2006, was commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", "King of Funk", and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
    • James Brown - A sculpture from the living room of James Brown is on display for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York on July 11, 2008. On July 17 more than 320 items from James Brown's South Carolina home  will be auctioned. Brown, who died December 25, 2006, was commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", "King of Funk", and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
    American singer, songwriter and musician, born 3 May 1933 near Barnwell, South Carolina, USA and died 25 December 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.James Brown was raised in poverty in Augusta, Georgia. In 1953 James Brown joined the Gospel Starlighters, a vocal quartet led by , after completing a four-year stint in prison for robbery. As Brown became the focal point of the act, the group changed its ...more


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