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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 12, 1937
May 6, 1943
May 9, 1929
May 3, 1933

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


Which of these "titles" was never used by James Brown?
Mr. Dynamite
Soul Brother Number One
Mr. Please, Please, Please
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.
Little Richard
Ike Turner
Chuck Berry
Bo Didley

Question 9:


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

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?
Herb Alpert
Quincy Jones
James Brown
Leonard Chess

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?
Duran-Leonard
Frazier-Foreman
Ali-Frazier
Ali-Foreman

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

 


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