Parliament, Funkadelic, founder and frontman George S. Clinton
Parliament/Funkadelic

George Clinton

July 22, 1940

Clinton became interested in doo wop while living in New Jersey during the early '50s. He formed the Parliaments in 1955, based out of a barbershop back room where he straightened hair. The group had a small R&B hit during 1967, but Clinton began to mastermind the Parliaments' activities two years later. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, the group revolutionized R&B during the '70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-'60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the '70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums ~ Allmusic: George Clinton ~ retrieved July 22, 2013 © Allmusic

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George Clinton ~ Inducted in the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame in 2009.

George Clinton ~ Computer Games (1982) ~ Ranked #59 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “I was having fun on that album,” George Clinton says of Computer Games, which contains blueprints for all the tangents funk and rhythm & blues would take in the Eighties. ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

As a Session musician, guest or band member

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Parliament-Funkadellic

Parliament-Funkadelic ~ Inducted in the 1997 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

In 1995 two songs by Parliament-Funkadelic made it to the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll ~ Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) ~ One Nation Under A Groove



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