Watch Prince Upstage Michael Jackson and James Brown in 1983


James Brown had a lot of famous friends in the audience when he played a concert in Los Angeles in 1983. First he called up Michael Jackson from the crowd, and then, at the two-minute mark in the video below, he called up Prince, who hopped on a guitar and upstaged two of history’s biggest musical legends.

There will never be another like Prince. R.I.P.


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