James Johnson, one-time "Prisoner #N63609". From Buffalo; he "moved" to Toronto (where he ended up in The Mynah Birds) when he prematurely left the US Navy. More famous for his activities as King of "Punk Funk", with classix like "Mary Jane" and "Fire it Up" (and a band that swilled Jack Daniels and puffed cheeba onstage). Branched out into successful productions (Mary Jane Girls, Teena Marie, The Temptations). Served a few years in prison for a drug-induced 1992 kidnapping and assault.

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