George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.Wikipedia
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton 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.
In reviewing Clintons illustrious career, perhaps his greatest achievement stemmed from his relentless dedication to funk as a musical form. Funk as a musical style had been around for what seems like forever, deeply rooted in the music traditions of New Orleans and the Blues of the Deep South. Following the lead and commercial success of James Brown and Sly Stone, Clinton took Funk to new heights, blending elements of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical and even Gospel into his productions, eventually developing a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called Pfunk. Clintons inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of funk music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.George Clinton
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