George Clinton

The mastermind of the Parliament/Funkadelic collective during the 1970s, George Clinton broke up both bands by 1981 and began recording solo albums, occasionally performing live with his former bandmates as the P.Funk All-Stars. Clinton was born in Kannapolis (NC) on July 22, 1940. He discovered doo-wop while living in New Jersey in the early ’50s. In 1955, Clinton founded the Parliaments. They were based in a back room of a barbershop where he did hair straightening. The group was limited to a R

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