James Joseph Brown (May 1933 – December was a singer, songwriter, and musician. In a career that spanned six decades, Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized" approach to music making.
Eddie Hazel- legendary guitarist for Funkadelic. His guitar work in "Maggot Brain" is a case study in the power and majesty of Rock guitar. Sadly he couldn't overcome his own personal demons and was taken well before his time. Rest in Peace Eddie.