Looking down form Soul heave the Godfather of Soul would have been 80 today (5/3/13).
Godfather of Soul Fun Facts:
1. James Brown made a disco album in the 70′s called “The Original Disco Man”
2. James Brown’s first number 1 single on the R&B chart was “Try Me”
3. As a teenager James Brown was a boxer.
4. James Brown’s original band mates of the Famous Flames were originally in Little Richard’s Band.
5. James Brown performed in Zaire before the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Ali and Foreman.
6. James Brown was buried 10 weeks after he died.”
7. James Brown had his own radio station called WAAW in Augusta, Georgia.
8. James Brown is second only to Elvis for number 1 hits in their careers.
9. James Brown dropped out of school at 15 years old.
10. James Brown did not know how to read sheet music.
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