James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul", who died on Christmas Day, is pictured in customary pose performing in Westbury, New York, in 1972.
Brown was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, touring many times in the UK.
Brown's hits continued through the 70s and 80s, and new fans were drawn to his pioneering funk catalogue.
Brown often brushed with the law. In 2002 he was in court on sexual harassment charges.
The singer, pictured in 2003, led a colourful life and was twice imprisoned.
James Brown visited the UK as recently as November 2006, performing at the UK Music Hall of Fame at Alexandra Palace.
James Brown appeared at a number of UK festivals, including T in the Park in 2000.
James Brown was one of the artist who took part in the Live 8 concerts in July 2005.
The singer, who influenced many contemporary musicians, dances a few steps on a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
The singer styled himself Soul Brother Number One and enjoyed a string of hits including I Got You and Get Up.