rip james brown

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I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight."— Lord Voldemort’s ultimatum, leading to the Battle of Hogwarts

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Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, August 20, 1983 - The Godfather of Soul, James Brown surprises the audience and introduces to the stage a 25 yr old Michael Jackson in his prime– a couple weeks after the highest selling album of all-time, “Thriller,” destroyed the pop charts. A rare and amazing passing of the torch in music history. 

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this is so slept on.

Via Politics Nation host Rev. Al Sharpton’s Instagram

On the 5th anniversary of the passing of my friend Michael Jackson, I reflect on one of my favorite memories with him. Around 1979 Michael Jackson , Janet Jackson & Sister Sledge came to see James Brown perform in Reseda, CA. I’ve never seen anyone look at a person with such awe as Michael looked at James that night.