Born on 5/3/28 in Macon, Georgia. Formed own vocal group The Famous Flames. Signed to King/Federal records in January 1956. One of the originators of "soul" music. Known as "The Godfather of Soul". Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
"Soul Brother Number One," "the Godfather of Soul," "the Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Mr. Dynamite" -- those are mighty titles, but no one can question that James Brown earned them more than any other … see full wiki