It was a chance meeting with R&B vocalist Bobby Byrd during a stint in reform school that would ultimately change Brown's life, transforming a fast-talking juvenile delinquent into the undisputed "Godfather of Soul."
While Brown will undeniably be remembered for his influential musical style and trademark vocals, his persona remains immortal thanks to small but memorable roles in films and television, including The Blues Brothers (1980), Rocky IV (1985), "Miami Vice" (1987) and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998). He died on Dec. 25, 2006, at the age of 73.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd lay waste to Chicago as the title characters, a pair of two-bit crooks on a quest to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former band for a charity gig.
- Rocky IV
- The T.A.M.I. Show
- Going My Way
- The Tuxedo
- Blues Brothers 2000
- When We Were Kings
- Air Force
- The Night James Brown Saved Boston
- Undercover Brother
- James Brown: Live in Concert
- James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden
- Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
- James Brown: Live at Montreux 1981
- James Brown & BB King: One Special Night
- A Night of Super Soul
- James Brown: Live in East Berlin
- 270 Miles From Graceland: Bonnaroo 2003
- Paper Chasers
- ames Brown at Chastain Park
- Soul Power