George Clinton, founder of P-Funk, to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

George Clinton, founder of P-Funk, to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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George Clinton has rode the Mothership the farthest reaches of the universe and music stardom. 

Next up is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clinton, who founded Parliament Funkadelic in his Plainfield barbershop in the ’60s, was announced as one of 38 star recipients by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 17. Newark native Michael B. Jordan is also receiving a star. 

“We can’t wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!” said Walk of Fame chairwoman Ellen K in a statement.

Who will receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star?

The recipients are: 

MOTION PICTURES: Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous).

TELEVISION: Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson.

RECORDING: Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous).

LIVE THEATRE/PERFORMANCE: Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., and Angelica Vale

RADIO: Richard Blade.

SPORTS ENTERTAIMENT: Michael Strahan.

Ceremony dates have not been scheduled yet. Recipients have “two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced 10 days prior to dedication on the official website,” according to the Walk of Fame.

Visit walkoffame.com for more info. 

Clinton, who was living in Newark at the time, formed the Parliaments in his Plainfield barbershop on Third and Plainfield Avenue in the 1960s. It grew from there into Parliament Funkadelic with a spirit lifting merging of funk, R&B, rock, gospel, classical, doo-wop and jazz, all set off by outlandish stage costumes, fantastical narratives and stage props like the Mothership.

The Mothership now resides in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Musical Crossroads gallery. George Clinton and P-Funk are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The group has four shows scheduled, including two as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival on the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park on Sunday, June 27. Clinton and P-Funk are also scheduled to play Friday, June 25, at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, and Sept. 5 at the Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston, Illinois.

 Fans will either have to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test within the previous 72 hours, to attend the SummerStage show in New York. Visit summerstage.org for more information.

In the movies, Wiz Khalifa will play Clinton in the upcoming movie called “Spinning Gold,” according to Deadline. It’s a biopic about Casablanca Records’ larger-than-life head Neil Bogart.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]

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