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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.

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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 - 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".
  • James Brown - The vinyl living room set 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".
  • James Brown - The vinyl living room set 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 - A childhood photo 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".
  • James Brown - Furniture 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 - Glasses belonging to James Brown are 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 disco ball 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 denim jumpsuit with GFOS (Godfather of Soul) belonging to James Brown is on display for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York 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 - Stage costumes worn by James Brown are 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 - Stage costumes worn by James Brown are 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 - Stage outfits belonging to James Brown are on display for the auction of the James Brown Collection at Christie's in New York 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 - NEW YORK - JULY 11: Stage outfits belonging to the late James Brown are on display for the auction entitled "James Brown Collection" at Christie's in New York on July 11, 2008 in New York City.
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - JULY 11: Stage outfits belonging to the late James Brown are on display for the auction entitled "James Brown Collection" at Christie's in New York on July 11, 2008 in New York City.
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - JULY 11: A display of the 1986 Grammy award for " Best Male Performance for the song "Living in America" at the preview of the James Brown collection at Christie's on July 11, 2008 in New York City.
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - JULY 11: A green vinyl couch and various awards on display at the preview of the James Brown collection at Christie's on July 11, 2008 in New York City.
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - JULY 11: A view of the Sex Machine belt custom made and owned by the late James Brown on preview at the James Brown collection at Christie's on July 11, 2008 in New York City.
  • James Brown - General view of the Vienne jazz music festival, taken on June 27, 2008 in Vienne, eastern France, during the concert of the saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and tromboniste Fred Wesley to pay homage to James Brown. The festival will run until July 11 and will gather jazz celebrities as Canadian pianist and singer Diana Krall, US composer and musician Sonny Rollins and US musician Herbie Hancock.
  • James Brown - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Reverend Al Sharpton introduces the James Brown tribute during the 2007 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Reverend Al Sharpton salutes the late James Brown onstage at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Al Sharpton
  • James Brown - NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Reverend Al Sharpton tributes the late James Brown onstage at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Al Sharpton
  • James Brown - Legendary US singer, the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown performs on the stage during his ''Seven decades of funk tour'' at the T-Mobile arena in Prague 04 November 2006. Brown, who died 25 December, 2006, finally was laid to rest 10 March, 2007, according to a statement by Reverend Al Sharpton
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Daughter of music legend, James Brown, Venisha Brown (C), performs some James Brown dance moves for the audience on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Venisha Brown
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: President of Macon City Council, Anita Ponder, reads about James Brown in the Augusta Chronicle on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Anita Ponder
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: A fan gets emotional after viewing the body of music legend, James Brown, on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, Deke Copenhavor, arrives at the funeral services for James Brown on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Deke Copenhavor
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: A James Brown impersonator dances for the audience at the homegoing celebration for recently departed musician James Brown at the James Brown Arena December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Music legend, Michael Jackson (L), Reverend Al Sharpton (2L), the Reverend Jessee Jackson (3L), and activist Dick Gregory (4L) attend the homegoing celebration for recently departed musician James Brown at the James Brown Arena December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michael Jackson; Al Sharpton;Jessee Jackson;Dick Gregory
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Fans take pictures by James Brown's statue after the funeral services on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Fans wait in the rain to take pictures by James Brown's statue after the funeral servies on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Music legend, James Brown's, statue is decorated by fans on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images)
  • James Brown - AUGUSTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: The Reverend Jessee Jackson (2L), and Reverend Al Sharpton (3L) end the funeral services at the homegoing celebration for recently departed musician James Brown at the James Brown Arena December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. Family members and thousands of fans and friends paid final tribute to the 'Godfather of Soul' at a public funeral in his hometown Augusta after he had died at the age of 73 on Monday. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jessee Jackson;Al Sharpton


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