Tag Archives: parliament-funkadelic

  • Singer Jessica Cleaves (Friends of Distinction, EWF, P-Funk) Has Died

    May 7, 14 by EurPublisher 6 Comments

    *For fans of old school R&B and in particular The Friends of Distinction, Earth Wind & Fire and the George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic aggregation, we have sad news. Singer Jessica Cleaves who put her vocal imprint on those 70s and 80s musical icons, has died. She passed away last Friday (05-02-14)  in a Los Angeles area hospital […]

  • Clinton’s Mothership Preps for Permanent Landing at Smithsonian

    May 20, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015. “I’m about to cry!” Parliament-Funkadelic  frontman Clinton tells the […]

  • We Remember: Funkadelic’s ‘Catfish’ Collins Dies at 66

    Aug 11, 10 by EurPublisher 4 Comments

    *R&B/Funk guitarist Phelps “Catfish” Collins, a veteran of James Brown’s J.B.’s, Parliament-Funkadelic and his younger brother William “Bootsy” Collins’ Rubber Band, died of cancer last Friday at his home in Cincinnati, reports the AP. He as 66. Bootsy Collins said in a statement that “my world will never be the same … Be happy for […]

  • P-Funk Guitarist Garry “Starchild” Shider Dies at 56

    Jun 18, 10 by EurPublisher 6 Comments

    *Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic known as “Starchild,” died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md, reports the Associated Press. He was 56. Shider, also known as “Diaperman” because of the loincloth he often wore on stage, had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in late March, according to his […]