George Clinton Is Bringing Farewell Tour To Michigan
Your last chance to see George Clinton, and his Parliament-Funkadelic is happening in Detroit this summer.
In the 1960's while writing songs for Motown Records in Detroit, I wonder if George Clinton had any idea how influential he would become in the music industry.
Through the 80's Clinton and his crew the Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk) created and became known for some classic funk songs including...
- Atomic Dog
- Knee Deep
- Do Fries Go With That Shake
- Give Up The Funk
George Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and has received the 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
It was his talent for writing and performing that made him a household name, but his extreme personality quirks did make for great conversation. For example, in the late 60's George had a pet pig named Officer Dibbles. Officer Dibbles went everywhere with George and the band. George claims that Officer Dibbles was an official band mascot, and that Officer Dibbles would curtsy and show people the diamond bracelet around his neck (I am betting that Officer Dibbles is not on the road with the group this summer).
George Clinton and P-Funk will be saying Farewell to the fans in the Motor Ciity on June 20th at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heighton.
The Detroit Free Press announced that tickets to "Getting Down Just for the Funk of It" go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at 313presents.com for the June 20th show at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights.