Brown, James Joseph Jr.

Born: May 03, 1933 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer

1933 - James Joe Brown Jr. was born on May 3rd in Barnwell, South Carolina.

1956 - Brown sang lead and played drums; their song "Please, Please, Please" was released as a single and sold a million copies.

1960 - His group had become the James Brown Revue and was generating proto-funk dance hits like "(Do the) Mashed Potato".

1975 - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claimed that he owed $4.5 million in taxes, and many of his other investments collapsed.

1980 - Things improved slightly after Brown appeared as a preacher in the smash comedy film The Blues Brothers.

         - The release of "Living in America," the theme from the film Rocky IV, which he performed at the request of movie star Sylvester Stallone.

1988 - In May, he faced charges of assault, weapons and drug possession, and resisting arrest.
         - In December, he made national headlines when he was arrested again after leading police on a two-state car chase and was sentenced to six years in State Park Correctional Facility in Columbia, South Carolina.

1991 - His confinement became a political issue for his fans, and Brown was ultimately released.

1994 - In December, he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after a confrontation with his third wife, Adrienne.

1995 - On the 31st of October, Brown was again arrested for spousal abuse.

1998 - He released the album "I'm Back".

2000 - He was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame at a New York ceremony.

2001 - He married his girlfriend of three years, singer Tammie Rae Hynie.
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