An Evening With George Clinton
Featuring a Q&A, book signing, and special musical presentation
Aug 9 , 2017 Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:00PM
George Clinton (born in Kannapolis, North Carolina), is the leader of the seminal funk groups Parliament-Funkadelic, The P-Funk All-Stars, and several spin offs, mostly encompassing the same large coterie of people making up the overall group and genre known as P-Funk. This genre is the brainchild of Clinton himself, who has served as the founder, leader, lead singer, frontman, producer, head songwriter, and ringleader of this massive group. Having founded the first incarnation of the group in 1955 (as The Parliaments) Clinton led this group of innovators and trailblazers into a 60-plus-year movement, continuing to this day, with Clinton and P-Funk still touring regularly all over the world. Having released 14 albums, in the ‘70s Parliament-Funkadelic garnered three platinum albums, five gold albums, and many No. 1 R&B hits, including "Flash Light," "One Nation Under A Groove," "Aqua Boogie," "(not just) Knee Deep", and dozens of Top 20 hits throughout the period. Clinton has been at the fore of some of the most major musical movements of the late 20th century and early 21st century: doo-wop, Motown, psychedelia, blues, rock, R&B, dance, hip-hop, metal, electronic music, and much more. Clinton's group is the most sampled group of all time, and he and P-Funk are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. P-Funk is also the longest-running American music group with the leader still alive, and is the longest-running non-jazz or classical group of all time. Clinton continues to tour most of the year on six continents worldwide. To this day, Clinton remains one of the biggest influences on many artists and musicians. The Temptations, George Duke, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Rage Against the Machine, Outkast, System of A Down, Kendrick Lamar, among many others, have cited Clinton as an influence. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome George Clinton to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his extraordinary career, and 2014 memoir titled Brothas Be Like, Yo George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir. The conversation will be followed by a special musical performance. Afterward, Clinton will sign copies of his memoir in the GRAMMY Museum retail store.
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