James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, was born on this day in 1933. Today would have been his 85th birthday. James Brown died December 5, 2006. The saddest aspect of Brown’s death was it took 76 days to actually bury his body, his body was dismembered as part of a paternity dispute, AND his body was relocated 14 times because of family in-fighting.
Here’s James Brown from an appearance he made on the Midnight Special.