George Clinton Information
George Clinton is considered the principal architect of P-Funk as well as the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and 1980s. Born in 1941 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Clinton has had a long and successful career as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer. His genres include funk, soul, rock, funk rock, rhythm and blues. His instrumental talents include vocals, synthesizers and keyboard.
Starting his musical career early, Clinton formed a doo wop group during his teen years called The Parliaments. The group became Parliament and Funkadelic in the seventies (aka P-Funk). The two bands dominated diverse music in the 1970s and had 40 R&B hit singles and three platinum albums. Clinton launched his solo career in 1981 and recorded many solo albums with contributions from P-Funk musicians. He released his first album as a solo artist in 1982 entitled "computer Games." He released many more albums throughout the 1980s and then his popularity waned.
The early 1990s brought a resurgence to this after many rappers started sampling his songs and considering him an influence. Clinton is said to be one of the most sampled musicians ever. Clinton has released a total of ten studio albums, five live albums and two EPs. His latest album, "George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love," was released in 2008 and reached No. 34 on the US Top R&B Albums list. In 1997 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with fifteen other members of P-Funk.