Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
I know James Brown is dead, but it’s his birthday today, May 3, so let’s celebrate the life of the Godfather of Soul. I only met the legend one time, and if you can believe it, I had a moment all alone with him. He asked me if I could hang with him for a few minutes (Um… YEAH!) and then a camera crew showed up to tape a segment of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. James Brown asked if I would be in the segment with him and of course I said yes. He asked me about my family and he was SO cool. I signed a release for the segment to air and when it finally did, I was cut out of it entirely! Ha! But I walked away with a souvenir from the experience – James Brown’s autograph. In addition to writing “I Feel Good,” he signed the autograph for me and my family! Too cool, according2g. I know he had many problems with the law and was not a very nice person to his many wives, but I had a really great experience and I’ve never forgotten it.