Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James Brown (Plaza)

 
 
James Brown (Plaza) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
G. Blanchard

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
 
Location. 33° 28.536′ N, 81° 57.987′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Broad Street (Georgia Route 104/28), on the left when traveling west. Located between 8th and 9th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); The Rotary Club of Augusta (about 500 feet away); Augusta Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away); The Mayham Tower (about 700 feet away); Augusta Cotton Exchange (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
James Brown statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 

2. A+E Television Networks, James Brown biography. Born May 3, 1933, in rural South Carolina, James Brown is known as the 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.) 
 
James Brown statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
3. James Brown statue
James Brown Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 3, 2013
4. James Brown Plaza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=63739

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 21, 2024