Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown has passed on

ATLANTA (Reuters) - James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul" whose frenetic singing style and bold rhythms brought funk into the mainstream and influenced a new generation of black music, died on Monday at age 73, his manager said.

Brown died at 1:45 a.m. (6:45 a.m. British time) at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta after being admitted on Saturday for treatment of severe pneumonia, his manager, Frank Copsidas, said. Charles Bobbit, Brown's longtime friend and personal manager, was at his side, he said.

One of the great classics of music.


Phoenix Ravenflame said...

I read this in my online news early this morning and was a bit saddened by it. His personal life may have been a rollercoaster, but he did leave a huge mark on musical history. If only the people who claim him as an influence had half his talent. Everyone has someone who loves them, and I'm very sorry this is how Christmas went for those who hold him dear in their hearts.

Hammer said...

He's one of my all time favorites.
He never stopped moving those feet up until the very end.