Stage AE in Pittsburgh
Are ya'll ready for the P-Funk?! Master of The Funk, George Clinton, & the legendary Parliament Funkadelic are heading to Stage AE on Thursday 16th February 2017 for a night you will never forget! Spreading celebration across the nation, Clinton and his rainbow crew are embarking on the Mardi Gras Madness Tour, so prepare to PARTY and get down with your bad selves!!!
George Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader and music producer, best known for his work as architect and mastermind of Parliament and Funkadelic, or P-Funk, during the 1970s and early 1980s. He began his music career in a doo-wop group called The Parliaments in his teenage years. He went on to become a staff songwriter for Motown in the 1960s, and The Parliaments had modest success with their 1967 single "(I Wanna) Testify" on Revilot Records. However, it was the 1970s that really brought Clinton success. To capitalize on the popularity of their single, Clinton went on tour with his fellow The Parliament singers and a backing band that featured Billy Bass Nelson on bass, Eddie Hazel, Tawl Ross on guitar, Tiki Fulwood on drums, and Mickey Atkins on organ. After a naming dispute, the ensemble was signed to Westbound Records as Funkadelic, and later on, Clinton formed Parliament, a sister band comprised of the same members, but with a different funk sound. During the '70s, Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic had over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and three platinum albums. Clinton went on to become a solo artist in 1982, and a notable music producer, who has produced albums for Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Parliament and Funkadelic were dissolved by Clinton in the early 1980s, but many members continue to tour with Clinton under the name The P-Funk Allstars.