Funkadelic was a famous funk band, most prominent during the 1970s. Funkadelic was originally the backing band for the doo wop group, The Parliaments. The band was added in 1964, primarily for tours, and consisted of Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce and Langston Booth. They enlisted in the army in 1966, and George Clinton (the leader of The Parliaments) recruited Billy Bass Nelson and Eddie Hazel in 1967, then also adding Tawl Ross and Tiki Fulwood.
Due to legal difficulties between Clinton and Revilot, The Parliaments' label, the name was abandoned in favor of Funkadelic, which consisted of the same group of people (that is, both the former Parliaments and their back-up band, now both combined in the name "Funkadelic"). The group signed to Westbound in 1968.
The group's self-titled debut album, Funkadelic, was released in 1970. The credits listed organist Mickey Atkins plus Clinton, Fulwood, Hazel, Nelson and Ross, though the actual recording also included several uncredited sessionmen then employed by Motown, as well as Ray Monette (of Rare Earth) and Bernie Worrell.
Bernie Worrell was officially credited starting with Funkadeli...
|Background||group or band|
|Genre||Psychedelic, Funk, Soul music|
|Years active||1968 - 1981|
|Associated acts||Parliament (band)|
|Past members|| Bernie Worrell|
Walter "Junie" Morrison
Ramon Tiki Fulwood
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins
Lucius Tawl Ross
Frankie Kash Waddy
Billy "Bass" Nelson