George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic bring the groove to CU

The Godfather of Funk, George Clinton, will take the stage with Parliament Funkadelic on Thursday, May 7 at the Canopy Club. The group has been known for an entertaining live show dating back to the 1960s. Their performance will undoubtedly showcase their signature style, P-Funk, an enticing mesh of loose jazz, rock, R&B and a twist of attitude. With never a dull moment on stage, Parliament Funkadelic shows have been described as something much closer to a party than a concert.
After a brief, yet successful career as a staff songwriter for Motown Records, George Clinton expanded his talents to become a successful funk artist in the 1980s. This period stemmed his most famous character, Dr. Funkenstein, as part of the P-Funk mythology. During Clinton’s solo career, he worked with artists such as Carlos Santana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Parliament Funkadelic first started out under two separate names — Parliament and Funkadelic. George Clinton fused the two to create the supergroup headed to CU on May 7. They charted hits such as “Atomic Dog,” and continued to morph the music industry as their music is still sampled by the likes of Dr. Dre and other popular hip-hop artists. Their popular songs include “Dig Ya Self Out,” which consists of smooth vocals mixed with inspirational lyrics that prove encouraging in moments of defeat. “Losing U” is another favorite that is filled with strong guitar riffs and sensual vocals to soothe its message of pain.
George Clinton and fellow Parliament Funkadelic group members were inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and were also recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest artists of all time. Though members of the band have come and gone, the rhythmic soul of P-Funk still lives.
Tickets for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are $27 in advanced for the Canopy Club show on Thursday, May 7.

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