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Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Brown (Plaza)

 
 
James Brown (Plaza) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
1. James Brown (Plaza) Marker
Inscription. Singer, songwriter, musician and one-of-a-kind performer, James Brown has thrilled millions around the world with his hit recordings and electrifying performances. The 1983 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 2003 Kennedy Center honoree has called Augusta "home" since moving here when he was five. It was in Augusta's Lenox Theatre that he first received recognition for his talent by winning an amateur contest. His songs have enriched the world, and his personality and generosity have enriched this city.
Dedicated to the "Godfather of Soul" on May 6, 2005
Dr. John Savage, Sculptor
The Honorable Bob Young, Mayor

This statue is made possible by the generous financial contributions from:
Augusta Downtown Development Authority Usher-Fast Pace, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. David G. Cannon
The Augusta Chronicle, Mr. William S. Morris, III, and Mr. Don Bailey
And Friends of James Brown

The City of Augusta offers special thanks to:
Augusta Recreation and Parks Department
Augusta Public Services Department
Mr. Don Rhodes
Mr. Patrick G. Blanchard

 
Location. 33° 28.536′ N, 81° 57.987′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County
James Brown statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
2. James Brown statue and Marker
Growing up in abject poverty during the Great Depression, a young Brown worked whatever odd jobs he could find, for literally pennies. He danced for the soldiers at nearby Fort Gordon, picked cotton, washed cars and shined shoes.
. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 104/28), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located between 8th and 9th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Edward Oglethorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); General James Edward Oglethorpe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Augusta (about 400 feet away); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (about 500 feet away); William Makepeace Thackeray (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Augusta Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away); The Mayham Tower (about 700 feet away); Augusta Cotton Exchange (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Brown, from Wikipedia. ... a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres. Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making. ... (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. A+E Television Networks, James Brown biography. Born May 3, 1933, in rural South Carolina, James Brown is known as the
James Brown statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
3. James Brown statue
Godfather of Soul and the inventor of funk, with such exuberant and timeless songs as "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Get Up Offa That Thing."
Brown passed away on December 25, 2006 (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
James Brown Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
4. James Brown Plaza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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