James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as “The Godfather of Soul” and “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. He was renowned for his shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style.
James Brown’s Cause of Death
James Brown died from congestive heart failure. James Brown was 73 years at the time of his death.
Birth name: May 3, 1933 James Joseph Brown, Jr.
Born: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Origin: Augusta, Georgia
Died: December 25, 2006 (aged 73)
Genre: R&B, soul, funk, Rock and Roll
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, dancer, bandleader, record producer
Instruments: Vocal percussion, guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboards, drums and other percussion instruments
Years active 1956 – 2006
Label: Federal, King, Try Me, Smash, People, Polydor, Scotti Bros.