Parliament was an American R&B band that existed in two phases between 1955 and 1981. The first incarnation, as The Parliaments, yielded a string of doo-wop and soul singles on Revilot and other labels between 1959 and 1968, culminating with the 1970 album Osmium, released as Parliament on Invictus. Singer–producer George Clinton reactivated Parliament as […]


Funkadelic were an American soul-funk/psych band from Detroit that released eight albums on Westbound between 1970 and 1976, followed by four further albums on Warner Bros. over the subsequent five-year period. Members: George Clinton (vocals), Ray Davis (vocals, 1968-2015), Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins (vocals, 1968-77), Calvin Simon (vocals, 1968-77), Grady Thomas (vocals, 1968-77), Tiki Fulwood (drums, […]

Brides of Funkenstein

Brides of Funkenstein were an American soul-funk group from Detroit that released two albums on Atlantic in 1978/79. The group provided vocal backing for producer George Clinton in the mid-’70s iterations of Parliament and Funkadelic. Two of the members, Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry, sang together earlier in a late-period lineup of Sly & the […]