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'Godfather of Soul' Carried to Apollo

'Godfather of Soul' Carried to Apollo

Pallbearers lifted the gold casket carrying "Godfather of Soul" into a horse-drawn carriage on Thursday for a procession through Harlem to the historic Apollo Theater, where thousands of fans waited to pay their respects to the late James Brown.
As the carriage began rolling, people followed in the street singing the chorus of Brown's anthem, "Say it Loud _ I'm Black and I'm Proud."
Plans called for Brown to lie in repose from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the stage where he made his 1956 debut and recorded a thrilling live album in 1962. A program for family and close friends was planned for 6 p.m.
Some fans had arrived as early as midnight for a chance to pay their respects.


Updated : 2021-04-21 08:04 GMT+08:00