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James Brown

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a quiz dedicated to a great singer. Enjoy!

Question 1:


What is the accepted date of James Brown's birth?
May 3, 1933
May 12, 1937
May 9, 1929
May 6, 1943

Question 2:


Why did James Brown undergo surgery in 2004?
He was diagnosed with throat cancer.
He was diagnosed with lung cancer.
He was diagnosed with leukemia.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Question 3:


Where did James Brown first become part of a singing group?
at high school
in the army
in church
in jail

Question 4:


What was the name of James Brown's first singing group?
The Fabulous Flames
The Avons
The Gospel Starlighters
The Fames

Question 5:


In 1956, James Brown's group signed a contract with what famous record company?
Chess Records
A&M Records
Motown
King/Federal Records

Question 6:


Which of these "titles" was never used by James Brown?
Mr. Please, Please, Please
Soul Brother Number One
Mr. Dynamite
The Fabulous One

Question 7:


What was the title of James Brown's first hit, released in 1955?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


In October, 1957 this famous singer cancelled a tour because he found religion. James Brown took over the tour for him.
Ike Turner
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
Bo Didley

Question 9:


Which statement about James Brown is untrue?
Brown was once a minor league baseball player.
Brown's eyebrows are tattoos.
Brown has never had a number one song on "The Billboard Hot 100".
Brown has sold more albums, singles, and CDs than Elvis Presley.

Question 10:


One of the biggest steps in James Brown's career was his live show at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. Who financed the show?
Leonard Chess
James Brown
Quincy Jones
Herb Alpert

Question 11:


In 1974, James Brown performed in Africa as part of a week of entertainment leading to a famous boxing match. Who fought in the match?
Ali-Foreman
Frazier-Foreman
Ali-Frazier
Duran-Leonard

Question 12:


When did James Brown become one of the charter members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
1976
1981
1986
1996

Question 13:


How long did James Brown serve in prison in 1986?
3 years
26 days
26 weeks
26 months

Question 14:


In 1985, James Brown's song "Living in America" was used in a famous movie. Who starred in the movie?
Will Smith
Leonardo DiCaprio
Harrison Ford
Sylvester Stallone

Question 15:


What do James Brown, Carol Burnett, Itzak Perlman, Loretta Lynn, and Mike Nichols have in common?
Thy were born in the same year.
They were born on the same day.
They received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003.
They received an Ammy Award in 2004.

 


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