James Brown Dancing
Written by megarock on May 13, 2018
3rd May 1933, Born on this day, James Brown ‘Soul Brother No.1’, (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single ‘It’s A Man’s World’, 1986 UK No.5 single ‘Living In America’, 1963 album ‘Live At The Apollo’). Brown demanded extreme discipline from his musicians and dancers, and had the practice of assessing fines on members of his band who broke his rules, such as wearing un-shined shoes, dancing out of sync or showing up late on stage. Brown died on 25th Dec 2006 at the age of 73. Do you have a favourite James Brown track? More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/james_brown_dancing
During May 1988, Brown was arrested for the fifth time in 12 months, following a car chase near his home. He was charged with assault, resisting arrest and being in charge of illegal weapons, and was given a 6-year jail sentence.
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