George Clinton, and Parliament-Funkadelic to Rock Telluride Town Park July 11th

George Clinton, and Parliament-Funkadelic to Rock Telluride Town Park July 11th

[click “Play” to hear Eileen’s airport (noisy)  interview with George Clinton on his way to T-Ride]

Get Yes, Telluride funksters and funksterettes, the godfather of Funk himself, George Clinton will headline the 13th annual KOTO Doo Dah today, in Town Park, with opening act Rusted Root.  The legendary architect of P-Funk has  also been called one of the most important innovators of funk music, next to James Brown and Sly Stone.  Clinton came from a background in R and B and went on to create a new genre of music.

His leap from doo wap to psychodelic space rock was influenced by many artists, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix.  According to his bio, “Parliament and Funkadelic dominated and revolutionized the music scene in the latter half of the Seventies—particularly in 1978 and 1979, when they racked up four #1 R&B hits: “Flash Light,” “One Nation Under a Groove,” Aqua Boogie” and “(Not Just) Knee Deep.” Clinton’s main collaborators during Parliament-Funkadelic’s heyday included keyboardists Bernie Worrell and Walter “Junie” Morrison and bassist William “Bootsy” Collins.”  George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on May 6, 1997.   Clinton recently released a solo album titled George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, which is largely a cover with many great songs such as Fever, Gipsy Woman and Let the Good Times Roll.  Gangsters features guest appearances from many artists including Sly Stone, Santana  and Red Hot Chilly Peppers and gospel great Kim Burrel.

Clinton and his band Parliament-Funkadelic are wrapping up a world tour that includes concerts in Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.

Telluride Town Park  will open at 3pm.  Rusted Root, opens the evening jam at 6pm followed by George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.  General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $75.  For ticket information log on to

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