James Brown on the Ed Sullivan Show 1966
The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, was born May 3, 1933 and died on Christmas Day 2006. He left a lasting legacy which influenced a long line of R&B performers such has Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Prince, and many others. An energetic dancer, his moves were widely imitated, providing for the greatest display of flattery and admiration. He lived a remarkable life, on his own terms and believed in self-reliance and encouraged it in others, despite his own battles with addiction and legal problems. He was definitely a unique person with unique talents.