Brown moves crowd, even in death
EVEN in death, James Brown ( pictured,left) c an move a crowd.
Thousands of people danced and sang in the streets outside the historic Apollo Theatre in raucous celebration of the ‘Godfather of Soul’ yesterday as his body was displayed on the stage where he made his 1956 debut. Musicthumped from storefronts and portable stereos. People sang on the footpath.
Brown’s wails and growls blasted on a loudspeaker inside the auditorium as fans marched quietly past his open gold coffin, where he lay resplendent in a blue suit, white gloves and silver shoes.