Luciano Pavarotti & James Brown

James Brown performed with Luciano Pavarotti on May 28, 2002 at a concert in the latter’s home town, Modena, Italy. The Godfather of Soul was 69 and Maestro Pavarotti was 67.

Each year from 1992 to 2003 the operatic tenor held “Pavarotti & Friends” concerts with guest performers from all musical genres to raise funds for people in need due to disaster or conflict, and this one benefited the people of war-torn Angola. Other guest performers included Andrea Bocelli, Grace Jones, Gino Paoli, Lou Reed, Sting, and Zucchero.

“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” was written by Betty Jean Newsome and originally recorded by Mr. Brown in 1966.


“Our Top Classical/Pops Collaborations of all-time: ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” Classical/Pops Barbados

“Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola” TV Special (2002), IMDb


“United Nations: Honor For Tenor With Midas Touch,” Barbara Crossette, New York Times


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