George Clinton Tickets
George Clinton (born July 22, 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina) is an American
musician. He is widely considered one of the forefathers of funk and has been cited as an
influence by a variety of musicians.
George Clinton was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funk artist as of 1981. Known for his flamboyant style and rainbow-coloured hair, he has been hailed as "The Prime Minister of Funk" as the leader of Parliament, as well as "The King of Interplanetary Funk". See this funk visionary perform live and order your George Clinton Tickets online today!
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George Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida. In Plainfield, he ran a barber salon, where he straightened hair, and soon formed a doo wop group, inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, called The Parliaments. For a period in the 1960s, George Clinton was a staff songwriter for Motown. Despite initial commercial failures, The Parliaments eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the seventies.
Beginning in the early 1980's, George Clinton recorded several nominal "solo" albums, although all of these records featured contributions from P-Funk's core musicians. Some of his most famous tracks recorded in this era include "Loopzilla" (1982), "Atomic Dog" (1983), "Nubian Nut" and "Do Fries Go With That Shake?" (1986). In 1985 he was recruited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce their album Freaky Styley, because the bandmembers were huge fans of George Clinton and Funk in general. Though his popularity had waned by the mid 1980s, he experienced something of a resurgence in the early 1990s, as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. Alongside James Brown, George Clinton is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians ever.