Soul singer James Brown dies
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James Brown, the legendary singer known as the "Godfather of Soul," has died. He was 73.

Brown was hospitalised Sunday at Emory Crawford Long Hospital with pneumonia and died around 1:45 am on Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas.

Along with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and a handful of others, Brown was one of the major musical influences of the past 50 years. At least one generation idolised him, and sometimes openly copied him. His rapid-footed dancing inspired Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson among others.

His hit singles include such classics as Out of Sight, (Get Up I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine, I Got You (I Feel Good) and Say It Out Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud, a landmark 1968 statement of racial pride.

RIP James. I'm sure heaven is just rockin'
Cheers, :hello:
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I just read that this morning, I was kind of sad to hear it. I had just seen him on a VH1 broadcast of some UK music hall of fame awards ceremony. He was definitly a big influence and an important figure in modern music, but he was pretty messed up alot of the time, too.
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Soul Brother #1
Say it Loud! I'm black and I'm proud!
Hardest working man in show biz
The Godfather of Soul


Dude was really controversial back in the day....
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I loved him... Sad

I have a picture of him in my room... Sad

I was so sad to hear about it on the news - especially on Christmas.

And to think that we had just watched The Blues Brothers... lol.
Part the mists and look beyond... there you will find Avalon.
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I hear that they changed his outfit often in his viweing... that's just too much I.M.O.

Now I've heard that he hasn't even been layed to rest yet... :anxious:

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