The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about to get funkier!
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Parliament founder and frontman George Clinton will get the 2,769th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this upcoming Friday, January 19th. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 am PT at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard.
.@george_clinton is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! George is a musician who shaped the sound of funk in the 70’s and his influence is still heard today! I’m proud to call George a dear friend and congratulate him on this prestigious honor! https://t.co/LlnKbz4DUi
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 13, 2024
Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, and songwriter Janie Bradford will be the guest speakers for the event while journalist, Sibley Scoles will be the emcee. He is receiving the honor in the category of recording.
“George Clinton is a highly influential songwriter, record producer, and performer known for his contributions to Funk music. He has been instrumental in shaping the sound of Funk and pushing musical boundaries. His distinctive style, flamboyant persona, and psychedelic stage presence have made him a beloved figure and a pioneer of the genre,” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame said in a statement. “We are thrilled that he’s going to be bringing the Funk to the Hollywood Walk of Fame!”
Clinton, who will be turning 83 later this year is still on the road performing shows. He is working on three recording projects to add to his funk legacy.
Clinton is the architect of Parliament/Funkadelic (P-Funk) and has been instrumental across many genres of music and a heavy influence on early West Coast hip-hop. The 82-year-old musician was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
You can hear Clinton’s sounds on the recordings of artists 2Pac, OutKast, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, De La Soul, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and Childish Gambino to name but a few. Clinton has recently appeared on Travis Scott’s song, “HYAENA” off of his latest album, “UTOPIA.”
The ceremony can be viewed live exclusively at www.walkoffame.com .