Friday, December 29, 2006

Even the Greats Make Mistakes

Here's a section of the story that ran in The Washington Post about the Godfather of Soul. The grafs before it begin detailing Brown's childhood.

"Then with longtime friend Bobby Brown, [James Brown] sang gospel in churches in Toccoa, Ga., before forming James Brown and the Famous Flames. The group moved to Macon, Ga., and performed during an intermission of a Little Richard show."

Wait -- Bobby Brown? You mean the King of R&B used to get down with the Godfather of Soul?

Get out of town. Okay, maybe not.

The Washington Post, one of the great newspapers of America, had to run this correction in yesterday's edition:

The Dec. 26 obituary of entertainer James Brown incorrectly said that early in his career he sang in Georgia churches with Bobby Brown. The longtime friend with whom he sang was Bobby Byrd.

James Brown was singing in Georgia churches in 1955 - 14 years before Bobby Brown was even born. Ah well, mistakes happen to the best of us.

Posted by T Dot at 12:49 PM | link

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