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.

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Parliament-Funkadellic

Parliament and Funkadelic ~ Ranked #58 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004 ~ George Clinton showed me that anything goes: You do what you feel. ~ Ice Cube ~ 2004 © Rolling Stone



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