James Brown: The Most Influential Person of 2007

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I believe the most influential person of 2007 is James Brown because he is the “Godfather of Soul’’ and is claimed to be one of the hardest working men in show business. Some believe that he is even better than “Mr.Dynamite” and “The Original Disco Man”.

Mr.Brown was not only a singer, but also a better-than-great entertainer. He was known for his amazingly great dance moves that keep people (especially crowds) coming to concerts screaming his name. During his life, crowds loved him and plenty of people attended his funeral. Many believed that even though he died, his accomplishments and love for music will always live on.

James was born on May 3,1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina during the Great Depression. He was raised in Augusta, Georgia, 40 miles away from the state he was born in. As a child he picked cotton, danced and shined shoes for spare change.

December 25, 2006 was a sad day for some because “the Godfather of Soul” died from a heart attack, but others were glad because they knew he was going to a much better place. I believe he made sure people remembered him, his name and great accomplishments. It will be passed from generations to generations. He wanted to be known all over the world and I believe his once-in-a-lifetime dream came true.