George Clinton (musician)

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George Clinton

George Clinton performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name George Clinton
Born July 22, 1941 (1941-07-22) (age 73)
Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Origin Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Genres Funk, soul, R&B
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments vocals, synthesizers, keyboard
Years active 1955–Present
Labels Capitol
Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Sony 550 Music/Epic
The C Kunspyruhzy
Shanachie
Associated acts Parliament
Funkadelic
Website http://www.georgeclinton.com/

George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician. He was involved in funk music and created a genre called P-Funk. He also worked as a record producer for bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was also part of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s. From 1981, he performed by himself as a solo artist. He has been called one of the most important innovators of funk music, next to James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.