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LIVE from the NYPL: George Clinton | Paul Holdengräber



The driving force behind Parliament-Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s when he added influences from several late-’60s acid heroes to twist soul music into funk. He’s been a singular musical phenomenon ever since. This season, “Dr. Funkenstein” comes to LIVE for a revealing conversation about life on the Mothership, and the chance to answer such questions as the one posed in the title of his new memoir—Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? 

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, GEORGE CLINTON revolutionized R&B during the ’70s. Clinton’s illustrious career includes success as a producer, writer, and performer. His inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of “funk” music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself. Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel) , and an MTV music video awards, and has been recognized by BMI, the NAACP Image Awards, and Motown Alumni Association for lifetime achievement. Clinton’s Partliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.


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