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James Brown Profile

James Brown Profile

Birth Name: James Joseph Brown, Jr.

Nick Names:
The Godfather of Soul
Soul Brother Number One
Mr. Dynamite
The Godfather of Funk

Birth Date: May 3rd, 1933

Birth Place: Barnwell, South Carolina


5' 6" (1.69 m)

Tommy Rae Brown (January 15 2002 - present)
Adrienne Rodriguez (1984 - 6 January 1996)
Deidre Jenkins (February 6 1971 - 10 January 1981)
Velma Warren (1954 - 1969)

Debut Album: Please Please Please (1959)

Breakthrough Singles:
"Please, Please, Please" (1956)
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (1965)
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" (1965)
"Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" (1968)

Did You Know:
Went to prison for 26 months for leading cops on a high-speed chase in 1988.
Was friends with Elvis Presley
Was convicted of armed robbery at the age of 16 in 1949

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