James Brown

James Brown

American singer-songwriter, dancer, music mogul (1933-2006)
The best showman and one of the most influential singers of the 20th century, who transformed R&B into funk with his tight, driving style.
BornMay 3, 1933
HometownBarnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseTomi Rae Hynie (m 2001 - 2006) , Adrienne Rodriguez (m 1984 - 1996) , Deidre Jenkins (m 1970 - 1981) , Velma Warren (m 1953 - 1969)
ChildrenRobert Brown
ParentsJoseph Gardner Brown , Susie Brown
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Videos

Craig Charles reveals how he charmed James Brown

Craig Charles talks about the time, early in his career, when he interviewed his hero, James Brown. White Wine Question Time with Kate Thornton is the podcast that brings together well-known guests to answer three thought-provoking questions over three glasses of wine. Discover the friendships behind the entertainment headlines, and listen in on their conversations for a side to the celebrities you've never heard before. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow on Instagram (@whitewineqt) & Twitter (@WhiteWineQT) to keep up to date with the latest guests, news and more!
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

James Brown - The Definitive
James Brown - The Definitive
2016
The Power of Soul
The Power of Soul
1h 18min
2015
James Brown: Live in America
James Brown: Live in America
2012
T.A.M.I. Show: Rock 'n Roll's First Concert Film
T.A.M.I. Show: Rock 'n Roll's First Concert Film
2010
Legends in Concert: James Brown
Legends in Concert: James Brown
1985
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
R
2h 13min
1980
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden