How Much Do You Know About James Brown?

James Brown is the godfather of soul and R&B! Without this legend, who knows where the genre would be today. Do you think you're the foremost expert when it comes to this soul singer? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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True or false: James Brown was born on May, 5, 1933.
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True or false: James Brown's first number one hit on the Billboard R & B chart was "Please, Please, Please" in 1956.
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True or false: James Brown grew up in a brothel.
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True or false: James Brown's childhood was spent in poverty.
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Why was Brown kicked out of school at age 12?
Bad grades
Poor behavior
Insufficient clothing
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What was the name of the first band Brown joined?
The Flying Findusters
The Gospel Starlighters
The James Brown Experience
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What was the first James Brown song to hit No. 1 on the charts?
"Think"
"I Want You So Bad"
"Try Me"
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True or false: James Brown rarely performed live during the early years of his career.
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False
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What year did James Brown record his famous album "Live at the Apollo?"
1962
1967
1970
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What year did Brown release "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag?"
1963
1965
1967
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In what year was James Brown inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
1988
1990
1986
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What 1980 movie did James Brown appear in?
Caddyshack
Blues Brothers
The Shining
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Based on the results of this quiz, you’ve got the James Brown jam! While you surely know and love the music of James Brown, you don’t know enough about the man behind the music! Start researching James Brown and find out just how fascinating he truly is!

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You are James Brown brilliant! Wow, it’s clear to us that you not only love the music of James Brown, but you’re a fan of the man himself. You not only knew questions related to the music, you knew questions related to Brown and his personal life. Well done!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are James Brown best! While many people have claimed to be true fans of James Brown, you actually are! You know just about all there is to know about this epic musician. Keep up the good work and rock on!

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1
True or false: James Brown was born on May, 5, 1933.
True
False
2
True or false: James Brown's first number one hit on the Billboard R & B chart was "Please, Please, Please" in 1956.
True
False
3
True or false: James Brown grew up in a brothel.
True
False
4
True or false: James Brown's childhood was spent in poverty.
True
False
5
Why was Brown kicked out of school at age 12?
Bad grades
Poor behavior
Insufficient clothing
6
What was the name of the first band Brown joined?
The Flying Findusters
The Gospel Starlighters
The James Brown Experience
7
What was the first James Brown song to hit No. 1 on the charts?
"Think"
"I Want You So Bad"
"Try Me"
8
True or false: James Brown rarely performed live during the early years of his career.
True
False
9
What year did James Brown record his famous album "Live at the Apollo?"
1962
1967
1970
10
What year did Brown release "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag?"
1963
1965
1967
11
In what year was James Brown inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
1988
1990
1986
12
What 1980 movie did James Brown appear in?
Caddyshack
Blues Brothers
The Shining