Friday, January 12, 2007

How tall was James Brown anyway?

Note: I have been busy as of late and out of action. This post has nothing to do with anything. It just amused the hell out of me.

Man shoots friend in argument over height of late soul singer James Brown

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A man shot a friend when the two got into an argument over James Brown's height, police said.

Dan Gulley Jr. was charged with assault in the shooting of David James Brooks Jr., police said. Officers said the men were at a friend's home on Monday when, according to witnesses, the argument over the height of the late "Godfather of Soul" escalated, with Gulley, 70, shooting Brooks, 62, twice in the abdomen.

Brooks went to his car, got a gun and shot at Gulley but missed, then went to the police station, officers said.

Gulley also went to the station and told police he had shot Brooks. He remained in the Escambia County Jail on Wednesday.

Brooks was taken to a hospital, but information on his condition was not available.

The Mobile, Ala., Press-Register newspaper said officers did not believe alcohol was a factor in the argument.

Brown, who was known to wear lifts, died of heart failure Dec. 25 at age 73. Accounts of his height vary.


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Blogger Butchieboy said...


January 12, 2007  
Blogger cinnamon said...

Serioursly, I must know how tall he was. I bet he was no more than 5'6"

January 16, 2007  
Blogger Rev. said...

The only reference I found to James Brown's stature was in his book, "I FEEL GOOD." As a teen he was listed as ...athletic and compact at 5'6" and 137 pounds.

November 05, 2007  

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