Happy Birthday George Clinton July 22, 1941

The Mothership featuring George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic lands at Red Hat Amphitheater, Saturday, May 17, downtown Raleigh.

Here’s a few fun facts about the legendary George Clinton.

1)Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina and raised in New Jersey

2)He’s the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic

3)He’s one of the innovators of funk music along with James Brown and Sly Stone

4)During his teen years Clinton formed a Doo Wop group called The Parliaments

5)Clinton is a noted music producer who has produced albums for Bootsy Collins and Red Hot Chili Peppers to name a few

6)Worked with a few rappers on the following projects: Tupac Shakur on the song “Can’t C Me”, Ice Cube on the song and video for “Bop Gun (One Nation)” and Outkast on the song “Synthesizer.”

7)In 2009, Clinton was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

8)During the 1960’s Clinton was a staff songwriter for Motown

9)George Clinton has an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee College of Music.

10) Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.