Wednesday, December 27, 2006
James Brown Funeral Service Date Announced
James Brown is to receive a public funeral on Saturday December 30 2006.
A massive ceremony for the Godfather of Soul will be held at an 8,000 capacity arena in Augusta at 1pm local time. Civil rights leader and close friend Al Shapton will host the service.
A separate private ceremony for close family and friends will take place a day earlier at an undisclosed setting.
As we reported yesterday, fans who wish to pay their respects will also get the chance to see Brown when his body lies in state at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York tomorrow, Thursday December 28.