Today is the birthday of James Brown, the late, great singer and "Godfather of Soul!" Brown, who grew up in Augusta, Georgia, (where I am a divorce lawyer), was born on this date in 1933. The still popular American icon died on December 25, 2006. While alive, Brown was noted for being "the hardest working man in show business." Locally, Brown was also well respected for his charitable work, including an annual turkey give-away each Thanksgiving. Brown never forgot where he came from!
Like many celebrities, James Brown also experienced some marital problems, which, according to Wikipedia, resulted in two divorces.
But today, as an Augusta, Georgia lawyer, who is proud to be "living in America," (which is the name of one of Brown's biggest hits), and who is also happy to live in Mr. Brown's hometown, I mainly just wanted to recognize him on his birthday! Happy Birthday, James Brown!