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About Rick James
Rick was an American singer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who started music right from a tender age.
He fled to Canada in 1964 while trying to avoid being drafted into the U.S Navy. While in Canada, he founded a band named "the Mynah Birds".
Soon after his Musical career kicked off, the military learnt about his whereabouts, which led to him being convicted and sentenced to a one year imprisonment. After his time in prison, he relocated to California where he restarted his career with the launch of another rock and funk groups in around late 1960s and early 1970s.
Rick James was born to father, James Ambrose Johnson Sr. who was an autoworker, and mother, Mabel Sims who was a professional dancer. He had eight siblings. He got married to Tanya Hijazi in 1996 and they both divorced in 2002. He had three children Rick Jr., Tyenza and Tazman.
In 1991, Rick James won the "Best R&B Song" at the Grammy Awards in 1991.
In 1982, he got nominated for "Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male" and "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male" at the Grammys.
He lost his virginity to a 14-year old girl at the age of 9 or 10.
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Famous quotes by Rick James
I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history.Rick James
If anything I consider myself non-violent, I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy.Rick James
Rick James' Popularity
Rick James was a famous American singer-songwriter and producer, who was born on February 1, 1948. As a person born on this date, Rick James is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 1) and the 89th most popular for the year (1948).
People born on February 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Rick James is the 883rd most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Rick James' birthday, Rick James is the 6586th most famous American and ranks 17th in famous people born in Buffalo, New York, U.S.
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