Date: May 28, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94117
Ticket Price: N/A
co. as one of the most important forces in the recent history of black music. Clintons music became the soundtrack for the rap movement, as artists fromMC Hammer, to LL Cool J to Snoop Doggy Dogg depended heavily on the infectious groove of Clinton productions as the foundation of their recordings. Along with the renewed notoriety and respect, Clintons visibility and presence became familiar to a wider audience thanks to appearances in movies The Night Before, House Party, PCU, and Good Burger, hosting the HBO original series Cosmic Slop, and doing commercials for Apple computers, Nike, and Rio Mp3 players. Clinton also composed the theme songs for popular TV programs The Tracey Ulman Show and The PJs.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. Clintons Partliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.In reviewing Clintons illustrious career and success as a producer / writer/ performer, 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.On February 16th, 2012 George Clinton added to his list of accomplishments a Honorary Doctorate of Music from the renowed Berklee College of Music.