George Clinton (funk musician)

George Edward Clinton[6] (born July 22, 1941[7]) is an American musician, singer, bandleader, and record producer.[8] His Parliament-Funkadelic collective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelia, and surreal humor.[9] He launched his solo career with the 1982 album Computer Games and would go on to influence 1990s hip hop and G-funk.[2]

George Clinton
Clinton performing with Parliament-Funkadelic in 2007
Clinton performing with Parliament-Funkadelic in 2007
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Edward Clinton
Born (1941-07-22) July 22, 1941 (age 81)
Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Singer
  • record producer
  • songwriter
  • bandleader
Years active1955–present[5]
Member ofParliament-Funkadelic
Formerly of

Clinton is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. In 2019, he and Parliament-Funkadelic were given Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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