We won't forget James Brown

Photo:Street art image of James Brown in Kensington Street

Street art image of James Brown in Kensington Street

Street art in Kensington Street

A street art image of James Brown has been on a wall in Kensington Street for some years. James Joseph Brown, Jr (3 May 1933 – 25 December 2006) was an American recording artist and musician. One of the founding fathers of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as ‘The Godfather of Soul’. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres. Brown is ranked seventh on the music magazine Rolling Stone’s's list of its 100 greatest artists of all time.

 

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 228, May/June 2014]

 

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