Saturday, December 30, 2006

James Brown has left the building

Legendary soulman James Brown died on Christmas Day after a tempestuous and ground-breaking career and life. His first hit in America was 50 years ago, but he was still performing and still packing 'em in. His only Top 10 hit in the UK was Living in America from the film Rocky IV, twenty years ago. US magazine Entertainment Weekly pointed out the link below and here it is for your entertainment. The sound quality is even worse than the picture, but here's a ropey old tape - courtesy of YouTube - of the day when James Brown performed an impromptu jam on the same stage with Michael Jackson and then Prince. Judging by Prince's clothes and Jackson's appearance, this probably dates to around 1986 or 1987, when both the younger men were near their peak. Will they both still be packing 'em in when they're 73? My money's on Prince.

1 comment:

wcdixon said...

Prince for sure. I caught him a couple years ago and by far and away the best concert I've ever seen.