The Famous Flames
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2012
Inducted by: Smokey Robinson
Inducted Members: Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth, Johnny Terry
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The Famous Flames were inducted in 2012 without ever having appeared on the ballot. They were named by a special subcommittee.
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Many people say that THE TEMPTATIONS are the most powerful group in R&B history . While I do love the TEMPTS,I think that they rank as #2 in that category. In my opinion , the MOST POWERFUL , MOST DYNAMIC GROUP IN THE HISTORY OF R&B , BAR NONE , IS JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES !!! IN THE LATE 50'S / EARLY 60'S , THEY CREATED A PATH OF DESTRUCTION across the United States in venues , clubs, theatres and concert halls, that brought audiences to their feet, and left LITERALLY DOZENS OF GROUPS REELING IN THEIR WAKE !!! It's very hard for young people today , who have never actually seen this group , or watch them perform ,to understand what I'm talking about . YOU JUST HAD TO HAVE BEEN THERE !!! JAMES BROWN, THE LATE ,GREAT BOBBY BYRD ,JOHNNY TERRY, BOBBY BENNETT,AND LATER , LLOYD STALLWORTH , were , as their album states, PURE DYNAMITE !!! (Contrary to popular belief, The Famous Flames are a SINGING GROUP, NOT A "BAND") Unfortuntely , most original concert footage of this amazing singing & performing group is unavailable , or held in private collections , and can't be seen by the public at large . Some has recently shown up on YouTube. BUT , thank goodness, one of their MOST POWERFUL, MOST EXCITING PERFORMANCES has been captured on film , and IS available publicly .If you go to the video beat.com ,get the 1964 concert film THE T.A.M.I. SHOW ( Teen Age Music International)on DVD. You will see in that movie one of the GREATEST FILMED PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME , AS JAMES BROWN AND THE FLAMES totally DESTROYED THE AUDIENCE, AND LEFT THE ROLLING STONES ( the shows de facto headliners ) and the other artists wondering what hit them !!! THE FAMOUS FLAMES ,with BROWN & BYRD leading, had many groundbreaking million- selling hit recordings for Cincinatti's legendary KING RECORDS in the late '50s ... starting with the legendary "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE" IN '56... and continuing with the million-sellers "TRY ME", "I'LL GO CRAZY", "BEWILDERED", "THINK ". "LOST SOMEONE", "I DON'T MIND" ,"SHOUT AND SHIMMY", and many, many more. although THE FLAMES didn't receive label credit with JAMES , they were also featured on the million- selling album "LIVE AT THE APOLLO " (recognized by ROLLING STONE as one of the "500 GREATEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME" , the top 10 pop album "PURE DYNAMITE" ,"JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES :LIVE AT THE GARDEN " and numerous other studio and live albums and singles .The Flames also appeared with James in the 1965 Frankie Avalon motion picture "SKI PARTY" and on television on "AMERICAN BANDSTAND" & "WHERE THE ACTION IS" both hosted by DICK CLARK , Britain's "READY STEADY GO", and two episodes of " THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ". After 13 years ,JAMES left the FLAMES and went solo, with his band. When JAMES BROWN was inducted into the RRHOF in it's first year, 1986 , THE FAMOUS FLAMES , BOBBY BYRD, ( the group's original leader and founder, and the man who actually DISCOVERED JAMES BROWN ),JOHNNY TERRY, BOBBY BENNETT, AND LLOYD STALLWORTH were NOT inducted. THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN. THEIR EXCITING PERFORMANCES HAVE INFLUENCED LITERALLY SCORES OF ARTISTS AND GROUPS (NOT TO MENTION LOTS OF RAPPERS) OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS . JAMES BROWN died in Dec 2006 ,BOBBY BYRD just 9 months later in Sept.2007. "BABY LLOYD" STALLWORTH IN 2001 . As of early 2008 , according to Wikipedia JOHNNY TERRY IS THE LAST LIVING MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL FAMOUS FLAMES . THEY'VE INFLUENCED EVERYONE FROM THE STONES,TO TINA TURNER, TO MICHAEL JACKSON. IT'S TIME THIS INCREDIBLE GROUP GOT INDUCTED.IN FACT, IT'S LONG PAST TIME .
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 02.20.08 @ 11:27am
Hey, Bill G.! Are you talking about the time when the Rolling Stones "attempted" to follow them and Mick Jagger came out trying to dance like James Brown? That was hysterical!! Great Rock history!!
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 02.20.08 @ 18:08pm
Yes, Terry ... that's the one. THE FAMOUS FLAMES have NEVER received their due as one of the GREAT , UNSUNG , singing groups in ROCK & R&B history. Can you believe that their lead singer , JAMES BROWN , is in the RRHOF , AS IS the Rolling Stones.... but THEY'RE NOT ?
Posted by Bill G on Thursday, 02.21.08 @ 18:45pm
When I learned to play funk guitar, one of the first places I looked was Jimmy Nolen, who was followed by Catfish Collins (Bootsy's brother), then into Eddie Hazel, Sugarfoot, Nile Rodgers, Al McKay, etc...Learned to play rhythm in a hurry...lol! it opened up a whole new realm of playing and a great admiration for those players. Its fun to remember those times.
Posted by Terry on Thursday, 02.21.08 @ 19:14pm
Why weren't The Flames inducted with James Brown ? They certainly deserved to be . Anyone that has seen them perform with James in the T.A.M.I. SHOW can attest to that. They were a powerful singing group. And , they sang with James on many of his biggest hits, like PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE,TRY ME, OH BABY DON'T YOU WEEP, I'LL GO CRAZY,THINK, and many more. They sure put a royal whipping on THE STONES in that movie.
Posted by Bill G on Thursday, 11.19.09 @ 00:18am
If The FLAMES don't get in , at least the late great BOBBY BYRD should get in as a sideman. As the man who actually DISCOVERED James Brown, and co- wrote many of James' hits , as well as singing with him on many more (after The Flames disbanded) , like SEX MACHINE , SOUL POWER, MAKE IT FUNKY, GET INVOLVED, and others , as well as playing keyboards in the band ,and recording his own solo hits apart from James,like I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL, Bobby certainly deserves to make it in. But, I'd really rather see THE FAMOUS FLAMES get in as a GROUP. (By the way, The Famous Flames also appeared with Brown in the Frankie Avalon movie "SKI PARTY" in 1965).
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 11.19.09 @ 00:32am
INDUCT THE FAMOUS FLAMES!
Posted by Randy on Sunday, 01.31.10 @ 19:55pm
The situation with The Famous Flames parallel's that of The Miracles. The Hall inducted the group's lead singer, JAMES BROWN , and left his group out . Bobby Bennett, Johnny Terry, Lloyd Stallworth, and the late great Bobby Byrd should be inducted too, I agree...
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 01.31.10 @ 21:40pm
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 04.3.10 @ 16:11pm
*****JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES*****
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 08:37am
****JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES*****
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 08:43am
*****JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES*****
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 08:47am
*****JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES*****
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 09:00am
*******JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES *******
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 11.24.10 @ 09:07am
As the youngest child of the late great Bobby Byrd, you should know what my opinion is. INDUCT BOBBY BYRD AND THE FAMOUS FLAMES
Posted by Keisha Byrd on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 12:44pm
I agree 100%, Keisha !!! The Flames should have gone in with James Brown, and your father's one of the unsung pioneers of Funk.A lot of the credit that usually goes to James Brown should have also gone to your Dad , especially since he co-wrote many of the hits, played on most of them, and actually discovered James !!!
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 19:58pm
Please induct the Famous Flames while Bobby Bennett is still alive, they deserve it.
Posted by Randy on Tuesday, 03.29.11 @ 00:11am
The Famous Flames:
Posted by sandra bennett on Thursday, 04.7.11 @ 17:58pm
Sandra...Bill . here . I've been looking for a relative of Bobby Bennett for some time. I need your help to compile info on The Famous Flames. I pushed for, and got a site for them here on Future Rock Legends, and also created a site for them on Wikipedia.
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 04.7.11 @ 20:37pm
I still can't believe that they inducted JAMES BROWN ALONE..... and left the Flames out. 45 R&B hits sould have GUARANTEED them a slot . James didn't record all those hits by himself. This is the same display of POLITICS and STUPIDITY that has kept THE MIRACLES out...while Smokey was inducted ALONE !!!
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 04.7.11 @ 20:41pm
My father lived in Harlem before he went into the military. I'm curious to know if this Bobby Bennett from The Famous Flames is my father. Please email at Bobby.Benedict8@gmail.com if you have any information about him. Thank you.
Posted by Bobby Bennett, II on Tuesday, 05.31.11 @ 23:50pm
Nah, James Brown is enough.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 09:11am
Without The Famous Flames, there wouldn't have ever even BEEN a James Brown.
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 20:51pm
Induct them as sidemen though. But they shouldn't get in at the expense of someone more deserviing COUGHkraftwerkCOUGH
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 08:22am
Get the DVD of the 1964 concert film, The T.A.M.I. Show , then watch the explosive performance of James Brown & The Famous Flames (called by music critics the single greatest Rock and Roll performance EVER captured on film)..then come back and tell me that they're not deserving.http://www.amazon.com/T-M-I-Show-Collectors/dp/B0030ATZIA/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1307281140&sr=1-1
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 09:45am
Remove James Brwon from that. Then tell me they deserve in on their own.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 10:38am
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 06.5.11 @ 15:16pm
James Brown began his career as a member of THE FAMOUS FLAMES.... not as a solo artist...even as SM0KEY ROBINSON began his career as a member of The MIRACLES.
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 06.22.11 @ 18:25pm
*** TO FUTURE ROCK LEGENDS ***
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 06.23.11 @ 13:47pm
***The FAMOUS FLAMES -from WIKIPEDIA***
Posted by Bill G.b on Tuesday, 08.16.11 @ 13:26pm
My YouTube channel is the number one James Brown channel on the entire internet:
Posted by IkeDyson71 on Sunday, 09.18.11 @ 11:23am
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Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 01.2.12 @ 05:48am
It is not true that Johnny Terry is the last living Famous Flames. Bobby Bennett in not only the last living Famous Flames, he is the Famous Flames that performed with James Brown the longest. Every Since 1957-1969 and off and on after that. Bobby Bennett was the first tenor of the and main Choreographer. He is still alive and resides in Clinton, Maryland with his wife and three children and two grandchildren. As great as he was a performer he is a family man. All of the Famous Flames should be in the ROCK in ROLL HALL OF FAME. They were a great team those three performer, Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd, and Lloyd Stallworth. I can not see how they were passed over it was almost as though they just fall off the face of the earth. Their music and performance was impeccable James Brown would not have it any other way. James Brown with the Famous Flames made the whole show. All of them were famous in the 50s and 60s how can we as music lover forget any part of the performance. It took all four guys to creat such a performance as James Brown and the Famous Flames. Many performers today try their best to reproduce their sound as well as their choreography. James Brown was a great performer, however, the Famous Flames were just as great. No one could top them then and one can top them now. Yes Bobby Bennett still lives.
Posted by sandra bennett on Thursday, 01.19.12 @ 19:45pm
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 02.7.12 @ 01:08am
****CONGRATS TO THE MIGHTY FAMOUS FLAMES !!!****
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 02.9.12 @ 16:16pm
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Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 02.9.12 @ 17:22pm
About The Famous Flames, GFW wrote:
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 02.9.12 @ 17:28pm
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 02.9.12 @ 21:30pm
My only issue with the Flames is that they're the backing vocal group, essentially, right? Then why are they credited on so many songs without backing vocals, like I Got You, Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Cold Sweat, It's A Man's Man's Man's World, etc. Did they also play instruments? Still, since they were the ones helping him shape his sound in the beginning, I'll take 'em.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 23:17pm
Yes, The Flames did play instruments. They were also songwriters.They occasionally played instruments on stage, like Bobby Byrd played keyboards on the million-selling "Lost Someone". The writers on that song are credited as "Brown (James), Stallworth (Lloyd) and Byrd (Bobby). Also, each member of the Flames , Bobby Byrd, Bobby Bennett, and Lloyd Stallworth, also recorded separately, and had solo spots on the live show.Then ,as part of headline act, they came together to sing with James.
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.11.12 @ 02:50am
Despite this , THE FLAMES were NOT considered part of THE JAMES BROWN BAND. This has been a common fallacy that has existed for over 50 years.James and The Flames were the HEADLINERS and STARS of their show. The band was just..."the band".(Fred Wesley,Maceo Parker,Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks, Sinclair Pinckney, etc, etc.
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.11.12 @ 03:18am
Congratulations to the Famous Flames, this is long overdue.
Posted by G. G. on Tuesday, 02.28.12 @ 20:21pm
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Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 02.29.12 @ 02:26am
Thanks for the feedback, Bill G., and for the information about the Famous Flames only being back-up singers. But, you did show Louis Madison as being a part of the JB Band, so I can see why they may have been lumped into a Famous Flames group in conversation. You have clearly explained the difference, but that does beg the question for me. Should the James Brown Band ALSO be inducted into the R&R HOF?
Posted by G.G. on Wednesday, 02.29.12 @ 16:09pm
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 02.29.12 @ 17:05pm
As for James Brown's BAND...Yes..as pioneers of Funk, and due to their long-standing reputation as the hottest, tightest band in Show Business, yes...they do deserve induction. But so do Motown's Funk Brothers...and so far ,the RRHOF has only inducted TWO of them as sidemen: BENNY BENJAMIN and JAMES JAMERSON, instead of inducting the entire band.(STILL waiting for EARL VAN DYKE to get in.) It's possible that some of them could and should ,get in at some point, but, they are going to have to compete with their successors ,Bootsy Collins and The J.B's. Personally ,I like the original band much better. (see LIVE AT THE APOLLO).If the RRHOF doesn't want to induct ALL of them as a GROUP, here are the members of the ORIGINAL band that, to me, have the best shot at induction as sidemen (musical excellence):
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 02.29.12 @ 17:32pm
Oh ...and one more:
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Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 03.5.12 @ 11:50am
As far as Famous Flames members NaFLOYD SCOTT, SYLVESTER KEELS , and NASH KNOX, I think that they were snubbed because they were only with the group a short time.They quit after only the second recording session. The Flames that were inducted were the group members who in the group the longest - 10-11 years: original members BOBBY BYRD and JOHNNY TERRY,and long serving members LLOYD STALLWORTH and BOBBY BENNETT. They also sang on the most hit records that featured The Flames.I think that the H of F made the right call with The Famous Flames that were inducted..
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 15:50pm
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 15:57pm
According to The Famous Flames' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bio:
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 16:00pm
***THE FAMOUS FLAMES***
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 03.8.12 @ 16:07pm
***RE-DIRECTED FROM "THE MIRACLES" SITE:***
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 03.9.12 @ 03:22am
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Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 03.14.12 @ 17:29pm
***From Digital Dream Door***
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 03.23.12 @ 00:51am
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 03.24.12 @ 04:30am
BOBBY BENNETT, AKA FAMOUS FLAME
Posted by Sandra Bennett on Wednesday, 04.4.12 @ 18:07pm
Thank you for sharing this little-known history of The Famous Flames, Sandra. Congratulations to Bobby and your family on his induction into the Hall of Fame with The Famous Flames. I have many questions, as I've been trying to reach you since your last post. It is very important, as I want to add info on The Famous Flames to Wikipedia:
Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 04.5.12 @ 03:57am
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 04.6.12 @ 09:50am
As James Brown's ego got bigger and bigger , he separated himself from his group. Traveling separately from them, dressing differently from them , having his name put "out front." Finally , the other Flames just got tired of it , and left him . Can you blame them ?
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 04.6.12 @ 12:25pm
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 04.6.12 @ 12:29pm
Bill G. If you would email me at the above email address I will answer you questions. I need your e-mail address to do that. I will tell you how you can get in touch with Bobby Bennett.
Posted by sandra bennett on Tuesday, 04.10.12 @ 18:54pm
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 04.21.12 @ 14:19pm
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 04.25.12 @ 03:37am
Please induct the Famous Flames while Bobby Bennett is still alive, they deserve it.
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 04.27.12 @ 16:44pm
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.8.12 @ 02:42am
Dear Bill G.
Posted by Sandra Bennett on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 17:21pm
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Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 12:26pm
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 12:31pm
More than any other singing group, The Famous Flames have suffered from the "band" label. Since James Brown already had a "band" ,and the Flames stopped recording on records in 1964 (obviously because James wanted it that way,not because of any supposed "lack of talent" on THEIR part), people started to assume that The Flames WERE the band. Thus began a miscommunicated lie that has persisted for almost 50 years. Who knows how much sooner The Famous Flames might have been inducted had that lie not persisted ? They might have gone in with James Brown in 1986. How could The Famous Flames be a "Band" and the James Brown Orchestra be a "band" too ? NO. THE FLAMES ARE A VOCAL GROUP .(I hope I'm making my point clear here....because I don't wan't to hear this "Famous Flames are a BAND" nonsense on this site anymore).
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 16:25pm
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Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.15.12 @ 15:18pm
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.15.12 @ 15:19pm
To leave The Famous Flames out of the James Brown Bio movie would be an attempt to RE-WRITE HISTORY and , after the Smokey/Miracles fiasco, we've certainly had enough of THAT.
Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 05.15.12 @ 15:31pm
Bill, let me ask you this.... if they had inducted them as "James Brown And The Famous Flames" back in '86, would you support a second induction of James Brown for all his post-Flames work (and even the stuff credited to the Flames that you don't hear them on)?
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 05.15.12 @ 16:18pm
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 04:16am
I wish that you could have a long , honest talk with Bobby Bennett, as I recently had with his wife Sandra. If you did, you'd feel a LOT different about The Famous Flames, and their actual contribution.You'd also learn THE REAL TRUTH as to why they weren't heard on record after 1964.
Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 04:25am
Another thing that you may not realize, Philip, is that while King Records (and it was THEIR fault, don't blame The Flames),may have credited the group on singles that didn't feature them, The Famous Flames got TOTALLY STIFFED on albums that DID feature them. They recorded the albums just like James, but , when it came time to RELEASE those albums...only JAMES BROWN'S face graced the album covers instead of the ENTIRE GROUP ! I can cite you NUMEROUS examples of this.
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 05:09am
Google these Album Images:
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 05:39am
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 16:46pm
Hello Bill G.
Posted by SBENNETT on Wednesday, 05.16.12 @ 18:58pm
JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES are the greatest act in the history of showbusiness!
Posted by IkeDyson on Thursday, 05.17.12 @ 02:56am
JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES:
Posted by IkeDyson on Thursday, 05.17.12 @ 03:02am
...And another thing. The RRHOF'S decision to induct The Famous Flames as MAIN PERFORMERS was definitely THE RIGHT CALL. If things had been done CORRECTLY, they would have gone in with Brown in 1986.
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 05.20.12 @ 22:43pm
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 05.26.12 @ 08:56am
By the way, HAROLD MELVIN did the same exact thing to the other members of THE BLUE NOTES...which is why THAT group broke up...and Teddy Pendergrass went solo. I once read an article where Teddy said that he LOVED singing with the Blue Notes...and would never have left them...until HAROLD started taking all of the other members' royalties.That is the kind of thing that breaks groups up !! If you want to sing solo...then SING SOLO...but don't sing with a group...and then mess with people's money...especially your singing partners... that struggle with and perform with you night after night, year after year !!)
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 05.26.12 @ 08:56am
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Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 03:50am
WHO ARE THE FAMOUS FLAMES ??
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 03:53am
Some people got it....most didn't. They still continued to call The Famous Flames the name of James Brown's BAND .
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 03:55am
NOT "BANDS"...AND NOT "BACKING".
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 03:56am
SO NOW..BACK TO THE ISSUE AT HAND:
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 04:03am
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 04:12am
How much sooner would THE FAMOUS FLAMES have been inducted...had people known or remembered that they were a SINGING GROUP.... instead of James Brown's BAND.
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 04:15am
Okay, Bill, we get it.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 04:52am
As Sandra Bullock would say;
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 10:48am
I do like you, Bill. But there's more out there.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 06.2.12 @ 10:55am
...That's what I've been telling N.A.S.A.about FLYING SAUCERS for YEARS. (LOL)
Posted by Bill G. on Sunday, 06.3.12 @ 03:35am
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Posted by Sandi on Monday, 06.11.12 @ 18:18pm
A Word to Disc Jockeys, Music Writers and Reporters and Music Historians:
Posted by Bill G. on Friday, 07.27.12 @ 03:27am
Doesn't it strike you as interesting that NO ONE in James Brown's camp has made a SINGLE official statement about THE FAMOUS FLAMES' R&RHOF Induction since it happened ? No congratulations. Not even an acknowledgement .
Posted by Bill G. on Wednesday, 08.1.12 @ 02:30am
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Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 08.9.12 @ 11:04am
It doesn't surprise me that James' family didn't send anything in response to their induction. James never really respected the Famous Flames in all they accomplished to help HIM become the "Godfather of Soul" or "Soul Brother #1". Also, if JB was "soul brother #1" then Bobby Byrd, Bobby Bennett and Lloyd Stallworth were soul brothers #2, 3 and 4 respectively.
Posted by Tim on Thursday, 10.4.12 @ 00:41am
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 11.3.12 @ 11:10am
****The FAMOUS FLAMES****
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****BOBBY BENNETT of THE FAMOUS FLAMES :1938-2013****
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Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.23.13 @ 14:35pm
****BOBBY ROGERS of THE MIRACLES (1940-2013) and BOBBY BENNETT of THE FAMOUS FLAMES :1938-2013****
Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 03.4.13 @ 04:16am
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