This day (October 26, 1951), in Cincinnati, Ohio, is born Bootsy Collins, an American funk bassist, singer, and songwriter renowed for his collaboration with James Brown in the late 1960s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the ’70s.
This day (July 22, 1941), in Kannapolis, North Carolina, is born George Clinton, an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk who was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981.
Image : George Clinton – Voodoo Experience 2009 Photo by GlowJangles
This day (April 19, 1944), in Long Branch, New Jersey, is born George Bernard ‘Bernie’ Worrell, Jr., an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.
Image Flicker : Bernie Worrell – Jazz Middelheim (14-17/08/2008), Antwerpen Photo by Bruno Bollaert
This day (March 15, 1943), in Denton, Texas, is born Sylvester Stewart, a.k.a. Sly Stone, an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly & the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.
Image Flicker : Jazzaldia 07: Sly & The Family Stone – Funky Surprise Photo by Selector Marx