2013 – “The Godfather of Soul” gets his own YouTube channel on This Day in Rock History! James Brown is getting his own official YouTube channel along with his own official website. Included on the channel and website, Brown’s 1968 Boston concert follwing the assassination of Dr. King “We launched these YouTube, online and mobile […]
2009 – An exhibit of James Brown’s personal belongings opened at South Carolina State University. The collection included photos, crystal-studded suits, and even the hair curlers Brown used to form his signature pompadour.
2007 – A Dozen people claimed to be fathered by James Brown on This Day in Rock! Although James left 6 children in his will, which is being disputed, there were at least 2 of the people who test positive in a DNA test. Go James, Go!
2005 – Lyn Collins, one of James Brown’s “Funky People,” dies in Los Angeles aged 56. The singer, nicknamed the “Female Preacher,” was sampled on Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock’s hit “It Takes Two.”
2002 – James Brown won a partial victory in a Los Angeles court, with a jury finding he did not sexually harass an employee, but ruling that his company wrongfully fired the woman. Lisa Ross Agbalaya had sued Brown for $1 million, claiming sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful firing, and infliction of emotional distress.
1991 – James Brown is released from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence.
1990 – Soul singer James Brown is transferred from prison to a South Carolina work release center after serving 15 months for aggravated assault.
1988 – James Brown is sentenced to six years in prison after leading police on an interstate car chase. He is released on Feb. 27, 1991.
1968 – R&B star James Brown makes a national TV appeal for calm following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1965 – the film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, Supremes Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles opened in London, England under the title Teenage Command Performance.
1956 – Today’s issue of Billboard reviews James Brown’s debut single, a little song called “Please, Please, Please.” “A dynamic, religious fervor runs through the pleading solo here,” the magazine raves. “Brown and his group let off plenty of steam.”
1943 – Saxophonist Maceo Parker, one of James Brown’s most acclaimed sidemen, is born This Day In Rock in Kinston, North Carolina. Maceo (pronounced /ˈmeɪsiːoʊ/;) Parker is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk) in the 1970s. On many of Brown’s […]