The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Famous Flames

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Smokey Robinson


Bobby Bennett (vocals; born 1938), Bobby Byrd (vocals; born August 15, 1934, died September 12, 2007), Lloyd Stallworth (vocals; born 1942, died 2002), Johnny Terry (vocals) The Famous Flames provided vocals and choreography for James Brown from their formation in 1953 until their departure in 1968. There were many comings and goings within the Famous Flames during that 15-year period. To make matters more confusing, while the Famous Flames initially referred to the entire group, it eventually came to represent only the backup vocalists, while the musicians were tagged the James Brown Band. The combination of Bobby Byrd and Johnny ...

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