James Brown the God Father of soul died at the age of 73. James Brown and his band toured Australia regularly and first performed to a sellout audience in Melbourne at the Metro Night Club in Bourke Street (1988).
His Melbourne support band "Relax with Max" performed covers of songs written by James Brown. "Relax with Max" lead singer Max Vella's on stage presence was influenced by Elvis and James Brown in style and energy.
James Brown inspired a generation with his enthusiasm and rhythm and unique sound, surrounded by controversy, his memory will live on on his songs and his music.