07:53 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 12/31/2006 12:00PM
More than 8,500 fans packed James Brown Arena in Augusta, Ga. to say goodbye to the Godfather of Soul in his last funeral on Saturday. The four-hour ceremony was both reflective and raucous, with a heartfelt speech by Michael Jackson and an energetic dance by MC Hammer.
Originally posted 12/27/2006 08:30AM
Usher had a very special reason to grieve the late music legend James Brown: After their duet at the 2005 Grammys, the "Godfather of Soul" anointed the Confessions singer the "Godson of Soul."
Originally posted 12/26/2006 11:30AM
The mother of James Brown's 5-year-old son has been locked out of his South Carolina home – because she and the late singer were never legally married, his lawyer says.
Originally posted 12/25/2006 09:35AM
"Godfather of Soul" James Brown died in Atlanta, Ga., early Christmas morning after being admitted to Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday with what his agent described as severe pneumonia. He was 73.
Originally posted 01/06/2005 04:00PM
Singer James Brown is being sued by a woman who claims he raped her at gunpoint in 1988.
Originally posted 06/15/2004 08:00AM
In a letter received Monday, Godfather of Soul James Brown informed prosecutors in Aiken County, S.C., that he would forgo a jury trial and not contest a criminal domestic violence charge because he wanted to keep his family matters private.
Originally posted 03/31/2004 01:00PM
SERENADED: Guests at the tiny Truckee, Calif., eatery Moody's Bistro and Lounge received a special treat Monday night when Paul McCartney took the stage and sang a few numbers for their supper, Reuters reports. McCartney, who was vacationing in the area with wife Heather Mills, joined a jazz trio already onstage to perform a few tunes, including "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," a co-owner for the restaurant said. McCartney had visited the establishment the previous year.
Originally posted 02/06/2004 1:48PM
There's more news involving Godfather of Soul James Brown, and this isn't positive either: Given the fact he's facing a domestic violence charge, a music festival in his Georgia hometown of Augusta no longer wants to name itself after him, reports the Associated Press.
Originally posted 01/30/2004 2:27PM
A cleaned-up and freshly coifed James Brown was released from jail on his own recognizance Thursday, a day after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an argument with his wife, according to police in Aiken, S.C.
Originally posted 01/29/2004 11:05AM
"Godfather of Soul" James Brown, 70, was arrested in his South Carolina home Wednesday after he allegedly pushed his wife, Tomi Rae Brown, 33, to the floor during an argument, authorities tell the Associated Press.
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