Birth Place: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Years Active: 1955–present
Genres: Funk, Soul, Rock, R&B
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. During his teen years Clinton formed a doo wop group inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers called The Parliaments while straightening hair at a barber salon in Plainfield. For a period in the 1960s Clinton was a staff songwriter for Motown. Despite initial commercial failure, The Parliaments eventually found succe...
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