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Rick James

Musician Rick James
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Full Name: James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Profession: Musician

United States of America

Biography: The major popularizer of funk music in the late 1970s and early 1980s thanks to million-selling hits such as 'You and I' (1978), 'Give It to Me Baby' (1981) and 'Super Freak' (1981).

Born: February 1, 1948
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 6, 2004 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary failure and cardiac failure

Historical Events

  • 1981-04-07 "Street Songs" 5th studio album by Rick James is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1981)
  • 1991-08-02 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

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