George Clinton To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

The funk legend will be inducted on Jan.19.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about to get funky.

On Tuesday (Jan. 9), it was announced that George Clinton, 82, the legendary frontman of the Parliament-Funkadelic, will be enshrined in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, lauded Clinton for his undeniable influence on music.

“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,” Martinez said. “We are thrilled that he’s going to be bringing the Funk to the Hollywood Walk of Fame!” 

Hosted by Sibley Scoles, guest speakers to pay tribute to Clinton for his immense accomplishments at the induction are Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, and songwriter Janie Bradford.

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Hailed as one of the architects of funk music, Clinton launched his remarkable career in music in Plainfield, NJ as a co-founder of the Parliaments, a doo-wop group in the late-1950s. Eventually, the group would evolve into the psychedelic, Afrofuturistic funk collective Parliament-Funkadelic. 

During the group's heyday in the 70s, they released critically acclaimed  albums such as Maggot Brain (1971), Mothership Connection (1975), and One Nation Under a Groove (1978) to critical praise, and several classic hits with singles including “Mothership Connection,” "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker," and  "Flash Light." 

As one of the key architects of funk music, Clinton, along with William “Bootsy” Collins, and Bernie Worrell, created timeless music that has been sampled by the likes of Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, Too $hort, EPMD, and many others.

Clinton and his bandmates were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

In April 2022, it was announced that comedy icon Eddie Murphy will star in and serve as a producer of a biopic centered on Clintion’s life.

The ceremony will take place on Jan.19 at 12:30 p.m. EST on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute and will be livestreamed at

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