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
- Blues Brothers 2000
- Going My Way
- When We Were Kings
- The Tuxedo
- Air Force
- James Brown: Live at Montreux 1981
- Undercover Brother
- The T.A.M.I. Show
- James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden
- The Night James Brown Saved Boston
- Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
- James Brown & BB King: One Special Night
- A Night of Super Soul
- James Brown: Live in East Berlin
- James Brown: Live in Concert
- Paper Chasers
- 270 Miles From Graceland: Bonnaroo 2003
- ames Brown at Chastain Park
- Soul Power