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
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseAdrienne Rodriguez (m 1984 - 1996) , Deidre Jenkins (m 1970 - 1981) , Velma Warren (m 1953 - 1969)
PartnerTomi Rae Hynie
ChildrenJames Joseph Brown II , LaRhonda Pettit , Deanna Brown , Yamma Brown , Terry Brown , Daryl Brown , Larry Brown , Venisha Brown , Lisa Brown , Teddy Brown
ParentsJoseph Gardner Brown , Susie Brown
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Top Stories

Rangers edge St Johnstone in nervy Scottish Cup win as Michael Beale remains unbeaten

  • Near the end of a dull first half, the Gers left-back fired in from 16 yards for his first goal in almost two seasons and it proved decisive for a 1-0 victory. The fourth-round tie had been the subject of a ticket row between Saints fans and the Perth club's board after Gers supporters were allocated three stands, and the home support looked to be in the hundreds. Michael Beale has won eight and drawn one since taking over as Light Blues boss, but work remains to be done as he looks to rebuild the squad.

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

The Power of Soul
The Power of Soul
1h 18min
2015
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
1h 30min
2008
Glastonbury
Glastonbury
R
2h 15min
2007
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
R
2h 28min
1980

Albums

Greatest Breakbeats
Greatest Breakbeats
2004
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
1988
Gravity
Gravity
1986
Nonstop!
Nonstop!
1981
Hot on the One
Hot on the One
1980
People
People
1980
Original Disco Man
Original Disco Man
1979
Take a Look at Those Cakes
Take a Look at Those Cakes
1978
Jam/1980's
Jam/1980's
1978
Bodyheat
Bodyheat
1976
Get Up Offa That Thing
Get Up Offa That Thing
1976
Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double Bump
Everybody's Doin' the Hustle & Dead on the Double Bump
1975
Sex Machine Today
Sex Machine Today
1975
Hell
Hell
1974
Payback
Payback
1973
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1973
Black Caesar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Black Caesar [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1973
Get on the Good Foot
Get on the Good Foot
1972
There It Is
There It Is
1972
Soul Classics
Soul Classics
1972
Revolution of the Mind
Revolution of the Mind
1971
Hot Pants
Hot Pants
1971
Sho Is Funky down Here
Sho Is Funky down Here
1971
It's a New Day -- So Let a Man Come In
It's a New Day -- So Let a Man Come In
1970
Soul on Top
Soul on Top
1970
Ain't It Funky
Ain't It Funky
1970
It's a Mother
It's a Mother
1969
Popcorn
Popcorn
1969