George Clinton (musician)

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George Clinton
George Clinton in Centreville.jpg
George Clinton performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Clinton
Born (1941-07-22) July 22, 1941 (age 78)
Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
OriginPlainfield, New Jersey, United States
GenresFunk, soul, R&B
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, producer
Instrumentsvocals, synthesizers, keyboard
Years active1955–Present
LabelsCapitol
Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Sony 550 Music/Epic
The C Kunspyruhzy
Shanachie
Associated actsParliament
Funkadelic
Websitehttp://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.