George Clinton

“Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence.”

  • Name: George Clinton
  • Born: July 22, 1941
  • From: Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Spouse: Stephanie Lynn Clinton
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
  • Known For: “The Parliaments” and “Funkadelic”
  • Awards:
      • NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award (1997)
      • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1997)
      • Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award (2003)
      • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

George Clinton is an American funk musician, best known for his two legendary bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. Parliament originally started as a doo-wop group, under the name “The Parliaments”. After little commercial success, Clinton took the band in a different direction, producing funk and R&B. Parliament dominated the music scene in the 1970s, with over 40 R&B hit singles, and three platinum albums. Since then, Clinton has been listed as an influence for many rappers and has had his music sampled in many rap beats.


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