James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life - most notably, his 1960s show at Harlem's Apollo theater.

Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'
Chadwick Boseman stars as dance pioneer James Brown in 'Get On Up'

Star Dan Aykroyd, who plays James Brown's manager Ben Bart in the film, describes his own experience of the hit Apollo show; a non-stop revue that brought him worldwide acclaim and recognition when it was recorded for his 1963 live album 'Live At The Apollo'. 'I remember it, when the show started, James came out and then you had four other dancing girls, then you had two timpani players and then there were probably 25 people on stage', Aykroyd recalls. 'It just never stopped. Then it went into 'Sex Machine'; it just ripped the roof off the place and tore everybody's hair out.'

Dan Aykroyd and Mick Jagger on James Brown's Apollo show:

Meanwhile, a young Rolling Stone was inspired watching his new favourite entertainer. Mick Jagger co-produces 'Get On Up' alongside Brian Grazer, and has previously admitted that Brown was a massive influence on his performance style. 'After I've seen him for the first time which was at the Apollo theater, I used to do one move which was the entrance on one leg. He did it brilliantly', Jagger reveals.

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'Get On Up' is the second and most all-encompassing James Brown biopic, detailing his whirlwind rise to fame, the impact his life and legacy he had on the world, as well as the troubles that came with such rapid success and fortune. 

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Directed by Tate Taylor, the film is set to hit the UK this weekend, opening on November 21st 2014.

Watch the trailer for 'Get On Up' here: