in the history of postwar American music!
Get On Up, the new movie about the life of James Brown, which opens almost everywhere tomorrow, is already garnering Oscar mentions.
But before you see the Hollywood version, take the time to see the real James Brown in action.
This video of his live work has been called “The most electrifying performance in the history of postwar American music.”
The headliners at this show were the Rolling Stones.
James Brown was genuinely insulted that he was the opening act and Keith Richards later admitted that following James Brown was the biggest mistake of the Stones’ career. BTW, Richards is one of the producers of Get On Up.
And it’s easy to see JB’s influence on the greatest pop star of a generation…