Soul singer James brown recorded his unforgettable ‘Live At The Apollo’ album today, 56 years ago. The album was listed at #24 in the Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Brown recorded this album at his own expense. The Famous Flames (Bobby Bennett, Bobby Byrd and Lloyd Stallworth), Brown’s vocal group, played an important role in ‘Live at the Apollo’ even though they are not credited in on the album. King Records initially opposed releasing this album and argued that a live album featuring no new songs, would not be profitable. ‘Live at the Apollo’ turned out to be a rapid seller and spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Top Pop Album chart, peaking at #2. Over the course of his career, Brown recorded several more albums at the Apollo.