WUTK and UT's Cultural Attractions Committee Present George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
UT Cultural Attractions Committee and 90.3 The Rock's “The Mothership,” present George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic live at the Tennessee Theatre Tuesday, September 13th!
Tickets are $5 for UT Students, discounted at 20% off for UT Staff and Faculty if purchased at a University Ticket Office, and $30 for General Admission, Tickets can be purchased at all Knoxville Tickets outlets, the UC Central Ticketing Office, Thompson Boling Arena ticket office, online at knoxvilletickets.com, or by phone at 656-4444. More information is available at tennesseetheatre.com.
George Clinton stands as one of the most prominent innovators of funk music in America, and his funk-rock-soul collective Parliament-Funkadelic has carved out its own subgenre of funk music with its particular stylistic interpretations. The Parliaments began as a young Clinton’s first group, a doo-wop-Motown band that never quite made it big. Once their small record label Revilot folded, Clinton formed Funkadelic, a new band strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone. As its sound solidified into psychedelic rock-funk, Parliament re-emerged after departures and returns of several band members, notably Bootsy Collins. The band became heavily influenced by jazz and incorporated significant unique funk mythologies into its lyrics. Modern-day band members tour as “George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars” or “George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic”. Some former members of Parliament perform under the name “Original P.” Regardless, 11 members of the collective were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, and the group has been touring strong since the early days of funk. Lending strong influence and highly circulated musical samples to modern day R&B, the inimitable style of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic is immortal.
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