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https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/25/arts/music/25cnd-brown.htmlMr. Brown was born May 3, 1933 in a one-room shack in Barnwell, S.C. As he would later tell it, midwives thought he was still born, but his body stayed warm and he was revived. When his parents separated four years later, he was left in the care of his aunt Honey, who ran a brothel in Augusta, Ga. As a boy, he earned pennies buck-dancing for soldiers; he also picked cotton and shined shoes.He was dismissed from school because his clothes were too ragged.He was imprisoned for petty theft in 1949 after breaking into a car, and paroled three years later. While in prison, he sang in a gospel group, and after he was released he joined a group led byBobby Byrd, calling itself the Gospel Starlighters for church music, the Avons for pop, and eventually, as a rhythm-and-blues group, theFlames. Mr. Brown played drums with the group and traded off lead vocals with other members. But with his powerful voice and frenzied, acrobatic dancing, he soon emerged as the frontman.