Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins dies at 81 : NPR

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Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins dies at 81 : NPR
Parliament-Funkadelic singer Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins dies at 81 : NPR


Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins, an authentic member of the influential musical collective Parliament-Funkadelic, has died. He was 81.

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Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins, an authentic member of the influential musical collective Parliament-Funkadelic, has died. He was 81.

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Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins, an authentic member of the influential musical collective Parliament-Funkadelic, has died. He was 81.

The Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame, which inducted Haskins together with different core Parliament-Funkadelic members in 1997, confirmed the loss of life to NPR in a assertion.

Born in Elkins, W.V., in 1941, Haskins began out singing within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s in New Jersey within the doo-wop vocal quintet The Parliaments.

Named after the American cigarette model and led by charismatic musician and producer George Clinton, the group did not obtain nice success till they scored a success in 1967 with “I Wanna Testify.”

After their small Detroit report label dissolved, Clinton teamed The Parliaments up with a gaggle referred to as Funkadelic. Ultimately generally known as Parliament-Funkadelic or P-Funk, the musical collective made a big effect on the Nineteen Seventies R&B and funk scenes.

In line with his biography on Clinton’s web site, “He was recognized, throughout dwell P-Funk reveals, to don skin-tight bodysuits and gyrate towards the microphone pole as he whipped the group right into a frenzy, particularly once they carried out ‘Standing on the Verge of Getting It On.’ “

“Parliament-Funkadelic pushed boundaries additional and additional on traditional albums like Mothership Connection and Maggot Mind, and set a futuristic tempo for Black music,” mentioned Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame spokesperson Daybreak Wayt. “However Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins saved issues related to their road nook concord roots.”

Beginning within the mid-Nineteen Seventies Haskins developed a solo profession, however continued to carry out and report with varied P-Funk members on and off over time.

P-Funk member Bootsy Collins paid tribute to Haskins on social media. “We misplaced his frequency immediately,” wrote the musician on Twitter. “We’ll miss you my good friend, bandmate and soul brother.”



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