James Brown - A Short Biography

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James Joseph Brown, known as James Brown, He was an American singer. He is also referred to as the "Godfather of Soul."

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DOB & Age

James Brown was born on 3 May, 1933. He was 73 at the time he died.


James Brown was the son of Susie Behlings Brown (mother) and Joseph Gardner Brown (father).

Height & Weight

James Brown was 5 feet, 6 inches (168 cm) tall and weighed around 154 pounds (70 kg).


James Brown didn't complete his early education & dropped out of school when he was in the 6th grade.


Brown started his career as a gospel singer. He rose to fame in 1930 as the lead singer of The Famous Flames (a vocal group).

His 1st studio album was Please, Please, Please (1956), which was released under the billing "James Brown and His Famous Flames."

Brown had a long career of over 50 years in which he released 59 studio albums, 49 compilation albums, & 144 singles.

He made his film debut with the 1964 concert film "The T.A.M.I. Show." He worked in at least 19 films during his career.


Brown married three times in his life. 1st with Velma Warren (1953-69), 2nd with Deidre Jenkins (1970-81) & 3rd with Adrienne Rodriguez (1984-96).


James Brown was the father of nine children, including five sons & four daughters.

Net Worth

James Brown had a successful musical career; his net worth was around $100 million at the time of his death.


On December 25, 2006, at the age of 73, James Brown died due to a heart attack.

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