Birth name: James Joseph Brown
Date of birth: 1933-05-03
Hometown: Barnwell, South Carolina, USA (birthplace)
(1969-01-30) Performed at President Richard Nixon's first inauguration.
(1972) Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam.
(1986) Became a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
(1988) Rev. Jesse Jackson regularly visited Brown while he served time for leading the police on a car chase and other various offenses in South Carolina.
(1991) Paroled after serving 3 years of his six years. His crime was in 1988 when he threatened pedestrians with firearms, abused PCP, and led a high-speed car chase down Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia.
(1993-11-11) Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney.
(1998) He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia.
(1998-01) Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers.
(2000) Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
(2003) South Carolina granted him pardons for seven criminal convictions, some involving guns and drugs, over a 10-year period.
(2004-01-28) Arrested for allegedly pushing his wife at their South Carolina home. Brown later filed for an annulment of their marriage.
(2004-12) Underwent surgery for prostate cancer.
Date of death: 2006-12-25
Height: 168 cm
Bandleader in "Doctor Detroit" (movie)
Himself in "The Artist's Journey" (documentary)
Hostage Negotiator in "Duckman" (Kidney, Popsicle, and Nuts episode)
Lou De Long in "Miami Vice" (Missing Hours episode)
Reverend Cleophus James in "Blues Brothers 2000" (movie)
Reverend Cleophus James in "Blues Brothers" (movie)
The Godfather of Soul in "Rocky IV" (movie)
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