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Harlem Says Its Farewell to James Brown

Music legend James Brown's body is displayed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., where he made his 1956 debut.
Music legend James Brown's body is displayed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., where he made his 1956 debut.

A horse-drawn carriage carried the body of music legend James Brown through the streets of Harlem on Thursday to the world-famous Apollo Theater, where a sea of people waited to say farewell to the man known as the "Godfather of Soul."

Brown died Christmas Day at the age of 73. He was to play in New York on New Year's Eve.

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