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Quotes About the Death of James Brown

Quotes About the Death of James Brown

Comments about James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," who died on Christmas morning at the age of 73:
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"What James Brown was to music in terms of soul and hip-hop, rap, all of that, is what Bach was to classical music. This is a guy who literally changed the music industry. He put everybody on a different beat, a different style of music. He pioneered it." _ Rev. Al Sharpton.
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"He was an innovator, he was an emancipator, he was an originator. Rap music, all that stuff came from James Brown." _ Little Richard.
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"I am hurt. That's my godfather, my soul inspiration, the hardest working man in show business of all time. He'll be missed, but his music and his legacy will live on through me, in every way you can imagine. Soul brother No. 1 ... we miss you James Brown." _ Snoop Dogg.
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"He was a whirlwind of energy and precision, and he was always very generous and supportive to me in the early days of The Stones. I've always been a huge admirer of him as a performer and a band leader. His passing is a huge loss to music." _ Mick Jagger.
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"An American original, his fans came from all walks of life and backgrounds. James Brown's family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers this Christmas." _ President Bush.
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"People already know his history, but I would like for them to know he was a man who preached love from the stage. His thing was 'I never saw a person that I didn't love.' He was a true humanitarian who loved his country." _ Charles Bobbit, a friend who was with Brown when he died.
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"Last night, he said 'I'm going to be there. I'm the hardest working man in show business.'" _ Agent Frank Copsidas, on Brown's comments the night before he died about a scheduled New Year's Eve performance in New York.
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"He was dramatic to the end _ dying on Christmas Day. ... He'll be all over the news all over the world today. He would have it no other way." _ Rev. Jesse Jackson.


Updated : 2021-02-28 21:34 GMT+08:00