Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 17, 2013.
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Lawmaker: Founding father hated lawmakers

KINGSTON, N.Y., April 21 (UPI) -- An unsung U.S. founding father and key Bill of Rights advocate had little regard for lawmakers, a U.S. congressman said on the 200th anniversary of his death.

Four shot at George Clinton show in Ohio

CLEVELAND, July 31 (UPI) -- One person was killed and three were injured when gunfire broke out at a Cleveland concert by veteran funk artist George Clinton, police said.

Glastonbury tickets sell out in 67 minutes

TAUNTON, England, April 11 (UPI) -- England's Glastonbury music festival officially sold out Sunday morning, organizers said.

Appeals court backs Clinton over lyrics

CINCINNATI, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Funkadelic singer George Clinton is the exclusive owner of the lyrics, "bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yea."

Commentary: TARP trap

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Will the U.S. recession turn into a depression? Will it cause worldwide havoc? As more than 10 million Americans are now out of a job, pushing the numbers to 8 percent of the labor force by year’s end, some Wall Street critics believe the worst is yet to come.
Music acts line up for SunFest in Fla.

Music acts line up for SunFest in Fla.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- Sheryl Crow, Fergie, The Black Crowes, John Legend and Natasha Bedingfield have signed up to perform at SunFest in West Palm Beach this spring.

Students' famed art car stranded overseas

HOUSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- An artistic car created by students that was recognized at last year's Houston Art Car Parade will likely remain stranded overseas for the foreseeable future.

CMJ festival gives indie bands their shot

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The CMJ Music Marathon, where 1,000 bands showcased their tunes and hopes for five big days in New York, has become a significant venue for new talent.

Music lineup set for S.F.'s 'Exotic' Ball

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Appropriately named rappers Naughty by Nature are joining the headliners at the upcoming Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco. The organizers of the 27th edition of the annual Halloween tradition in Baghdad by the Bay said Monday that Naughty by Nature wou

Celebs cut a single for Katrina victims

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Sister Sledge, reunited after 20 years, and a host of other celebrities have recorded "We Are Family" to benefit U.S. Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Clinton's Mothership returning to Earth

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton is celebrating his 50 years of funk with a relaunch of his groundbreaking Mothership stage show.

Bootsy Collins does Christmas album

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Bootsy Collins says he "funked that mutha" and "tore down" holiday standards for his latest album, "WWBC (What Would Bootsy Do) on Christmas."

George Clinton pleads no contest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Funk music legend George Clinton pleaded no contest to two drug-related misdemeanor charges in Tallahassee, Fla., it was reported Thursday.
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George Clinton
George Clinton performed with Parliament/Funkadelic during the first day of the Beale Street Music Festival on Friday, April 30, 2004 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tenn. (UPI Photo/Billy Suratt)

Parliament-Funkadelic is a funk, soul and rock music collective headed by George Clinton. Their style has been dubbed P-Funk. Collectively the group has existed under various names since the 1960s and has been known for top-notch musicianship, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances. They have a large cult following.

The collective's origins date back to the doo-wop group The Parliaments, formed in the late 1950s in Plainfield, New Jersey. Under Clinton's direction, by the early 1970s the groups Parliament and Funkadelic were operating concurrently and consisted of the same stable of musicians playing different types of funk music for two different labels. The name "Parliament-Funkadelic" became the catch-all term for the multiple bands in Clinton's stable. By the late 1970s the collective had grown to include dozens of musicians recording and touring under many different group names and solo projects. (See P-Funk offshoot groups and solo ventures.) Overall, the collective achieved thirteen top ten hits in the American R&B music charts between 1967 and 1983, including six number one hits. Funkadelic is a funk band with a psychedelic rock touch whose influences include the amplifier sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, James Brown's funk, blues, Sun Ra's experimentation, Frank Zappa's and the Coasters' humour, the concept albums of the Beatles and the Who and southern soul artists like Otis Redding and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Parliament is a funk/R&B band whose influences are the funky side of Hendrix and Sly Stone, Motown soul groups turned funk groups like the Temptations, the political songs of the Impressions, Rufus Thomas' southern funk, doo-wop groups like the Coasters for the humour and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

By the early 1980s, Clinton consolidated the collective's multiple projects and continued touring under the names "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". Sixteen members of Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

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