RICK JAMES Biography - Musicians


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Name: Rick James                                                                 
Birth name: James Ambrose Johnson, Jr                                           
Also known as Ricky Matthews, Zacster Leatherwood                               
Born: 1 February 1948 Buffalo, New York                                         
Died: 6 August 2004 Los Angeles, California                                     
Genre(s): Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop rock                                             
Occupation(s): Musician, Record producer                                         
Instrument(s): Vocals, keyboards, Bass guitar, Guitar                           
Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 - August 6, 2004) 
was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s   
and early 1980s. James was famous for his wild brand of funk music and his even 
wilder lifestyle. As time went on, James was given the unofficial title The King 
of Punk-Funk. In later life, James's legal problems relating to drug abuse       
received much publicity.