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Johnson, James Jr. (James, Rick)

Born: 1948 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer


1948 - Born on February 1st in Buffalo, New York. American musician and singer, wrote such classic funk hits as “Super Freak” and “Give It to Me”.

1963 - At the age of 15 he ran away from home and joined the Navy, but quickly discovered that military life conflicted with his musical ambitions.

1978 - He released his debut album, Come and Get It.

1981 - He recorded song "Super Freak".

1986 - Release of The Flag, his 11th record for Motown, James brought an end to his long-standing relationship with the label and threw his lot in with Reprise.

1997 - Married to Tanya Anne Hijazi.

2004 - He died due to heart failure on August 6th in Los Angeles, California.


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