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17Dec
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Independent

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Date: December 17, 2018 to December 17, 2018
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
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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. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the 70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. Born in Kannapolis, NC, on July 22, 1941, Clinton became interested in doo wop while living in New Jersey during the early 50s. . Basing his group on Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Clinton formed The Parliaments in 1955, rehearsing in the back room of a Plainfield barbershop where he straightened hair. The Parliaments released only two singles during the next ten years, but frequent trips to Detroit during the mid-60s where Clinton began working as a songwriter and producer eventually paid off their investment.The Parliaments finally had a hit with the 1967 single (I Wanna) Testify for the Detroit-based Revilot Records, but the label ran into trouble and Clinton refused to record any new material. Instead of waiting for a settlement, Clinton decided to record the same band under a new name: Funkadelic. Founded in 1968, the group began life as a smoke screen, claiming as its only members the Parliaments backing but in truth including Clinton and the rest of the former Parliaments lineup. Revilot folded not long after, with the labels existing contracts sold to Atlantic; Clinton, however, decided to abandon the Parliaments name rather than record for the major label. By 1970, George Clinton had regained the rights to The Parliaments name: he then signed the entire Funkadelic lineup to Invictus Records as Parliament. The group released one album 1970s Osmium and scored a number 30 hit, The Breakdown, on the R&B charts in 1971. With Funkadelic firing on all cylinders, however, Clinton decided to discontinue Parliament (the name, not the band) for the time being.In
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