Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer Clinton to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival
Thursday, July 12, 2018
"I had to get this music out there. I felt real creative urgency to give the world this, right now,” Clinton said in an interview on his website.
Clinton’s performance will take place on Sunday, August 5.
Clinton is regarded, along with James Brown and Sly Stone, as one of the foremost innovators of funk music.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Throughout the 70s, Parliament produced a number of R&B hits, including "Up for the Downstroke," "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off The Sucker)," "Aquaboogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" and "Flash Light," from their albums including Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome, The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, Mothership Connection, and The Motor-Booty Affair.
In the early 80s, Clinton became a solo artist, with his most successful single, "Atomic Dog" becoming one of the most iconic videos of all time.
He also wrote the theme song to The Tracey Ullman Show, hosted the HBO series Cosmic Slop, and he appeared in several films including Prince's Graffiti Bridge, and House Party.
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