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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 3, 1933
May 9, 1929

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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.
Bo Didley
Chuck Berry
Little Richard
Ike Turner

Question 9:


Which statement about James Brown is untrue?
Brown's eyebrows are tattoos.
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 was once a minor league baseball player.

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?
James Brown
Herb Alpert
Quincy Jones
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?
Ali-Foreman
Ali-Frazier
Frazier-Foreman
Duran-Leonard

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

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.
They received an Ammy Award in 2004.
They were born on the same day.
Thy were born in the same year.

 


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