FILE – Gospel-soul singer James Brown sings ‘Living in America’ during a concert in Los Angeles on June 10, 1991. Mick Jagger and Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson are teaming up to help produce a documentary series in four parts about soul legend James Marron. The series is slated to appear on the A&E Network in 2023, around the 90th anniversary of Brown’s birth. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)


Mick Jagger and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson are teaming up to produce a four-part documentary series about soul legend James Brown for the A&E Network.

“James Brown: Say it Loud” is set to premiere on the network next year. Brown, who died in 2006, would have been 90 in May 2023.

The Rolling Stones frontman described Brown as “a brilliant performer who inspired me from the start.”

Roots frontman Questlove has been riding high since “Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” his Oscar-nominated documentary about a string of Harlem concerts described as Black Woodstock.

“James Brown’s life is significant not only for understanding his immense musical impact, which inspires us and other artists to this day, but also for the deep and lasting impression he had on American culture,” did he declare.

Peter Afterman, David Blackman and Victoria Pearman are also listed as executive producers, with Deborah Riley Draper as director.