Go the James Brown way: New York street to be named after the legendary singer

Updated on Oct 30, 2014 07:15 PM IST

A street in New York is being renamed as James Brown Way as a tribute to the music legend. The renaming of the street -- a Harlem block behind the Apollo Theater -- will be effective next month, six years after city elected officials signed off on it.

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IANS | By, New York

A street in New York is being renamed as James Brown Way as a tribute to the music legend.

The renaming of the street -- a Harlem block behind the Apollo Theater -- will be effective next month, six years after city elected officials signed off on it, reports nydailynews.com.

A ceremony is being planned for the renaming on Nov 22.

"I didn't want to put the sign up until we could do a ceremony that's of James Brown stature and would do justice to what a giant he was," said Harlem historian Jacob Morris, who led the effort to have the street named for the legendary singer.

Brown died in 2006 at 73.

His relatives, including his daughter Deanna Brown Thomas, 45, will attend the event.

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