Unformatted text preview: influences as Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Mile Davis, and James Brown. The group also developed a reputation for dressing outrageously during performances, as well as for wild on-stage antics. Clinton felt free to adopt, adapt, and further develop ideas that were then current in white rock. Clinton used a stable of musicians including many who had previously played in James Brown’s bands. Because of his success with Parliament and Funkadelic in the period after 1975, Clinton was able to negotiate deals for other artists within his “parliafunkadelicment thang” collective, and albums were released. By building on the examples set by Brown and Gordy, George Clinton became one of the most influential figures in black pop during the second half of the 1970s, and has remained the prime exponent of funk in the years since....
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- Spring '08
- Funk, George Clinton, glam rock, Glam rock artists