“Funk Music Megastar”, George Clinton, coming to MLK Library Saturday

From DCPL:

“Who: George Clinton, singer, songwriter, bandleader, music producer and architect of Funk.

What: Shares memories and life stories from his new autobiography “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?”

When: Saturday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library;
901 G St. NW

George Clinton dominated the soul charts with a new sound, a diaper-clad guitarist, and a spaceship onstage during concerts. How George Clinton became a funk music megastar is a story for the ages. His autobiography, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?,” provides insight into how he changed America’s music industry with wit, humor, and candor.

Also at Friday’s event, African Ancestry Inc. will reveal George Clinton’s ancestral DNA.

Due to expected high attendance registration for this event is required, and pre-purchase of the book is strongly recommended. To register and pre-purchase a book, visit here.”

7 Comment

  • Best concert I ever saw. Hands down.

    He was several hours late. The ENTIRE time, the crowd chanted “We want the funk. Gotta have that funk.” Over and over again. For several hours. [Note: the crowd was mostly middle-aged working stiffs like me, not you east side bohemians…]

    When he finally took the stage, he told the crowd to calm down because “We’re going to be here all morning long.” And into the wee hours of the morning he played. Or, more accurately, MC’d the stage like a conductor pointing to any of the 40 or so other musicians on stage with him to do their thing (be it beat-box or trumpet).

    • Doesn’t it seem that the person who wrote the press release had no grasp whatsoever of the awesomeness that is (was?) George? And shouldn’t they have worked the epigram (funkigram?) “free your mind, and your ass will follow” into the release?

    • One of my bandmates has a brother who has been playing with P-Funk for around 20 years. Last time I saw them (in Baltimore a few years ago) he got us backstage passes. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

    • +1

      He came to my college as the headliner for the spring festival. Originally I was super bummed, but was completely blown away – far and away the best concert I have been to.

    • +1. He has become a larger than life character, but also living proof that yes, sometimes too much marijuana is actually very bad for you 🙂

  • Nice
    told my dad about it, he will most likely be there

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