The Night James Brown Saved Boston
April 4, 2008, 5:05 am
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“April 5, 1968 — the morning after one of the most catastrophic moments in American history: the assassination of Martin Luther King. The night before, America’s inner cities began going up in flames. The night before, there was trouble in Roxbury, Boston’s ghetto. Word on the street is that it’s about to get worse. A lot worse.” But it didn’t.

What stopped Boston from burning? James Brown. Read more here, and be on the look out for the VH1 documentry airing this weekend.


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the mayor and i saw it last night. awesome. somehow i’d managed to never hear about this part of (music) history. good call.

Comment by gurplady

yhea I just caught this on VH1,, fantastic footage I’d never seen before , thank god JB kept the peace that night in Boston, he will be missed….

Comment by Drok

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