He stands alongside James Brown as one of the most influential black artists of all time and along with his P-Funk Collective, took black funk into the US charts and sold out stadiums by the mid 1970s with his extravagant shows.
George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire contains a wealth of new first hand interview material with Clinton, key P-Funk personnel and other friends and associates. Eye-witness accounts of key moments in Clinton's history create the ultimate P-Funk history.
Features new interviews including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rick James, Prince, Zapp, Public Enemy, Living Colour and others.
Presents a unique record of black popular culture alongside the broader historical context of social changes.
A fan since the early 1970s, Kris Needs has collected every Clinton-related record and has written a number of exhaustive histories of the P-Fun collective for a variety of magazines. He has interviewed Clinton several times, getting to know him during the 1990s when he collaborated with Primal Scream, leading to an all-nighter at the Brixton Academy which saw Kris DJ for his hero.