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Bootsy Collins

William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is an American funk bassist, singer and songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the late 1960s, and with Parliament-Funkadelic in the '70s, Collins's driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. Collins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.


Parliament-Funkadelic is a funk, soul and rock music collective headed by George Clinton. Collectively the group has existed under various names since the 1960s and has been known for top-notch musicianship, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances.

Alan Vega

Alan Vega (born Boruch Alan Bermowitz) is an American vocalist, primarily known for his work with electronic protopunk duo, Suicide. He is also an established sculptor.

The Meters

The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as backing musicians for other artists, including Lee Dorsey and Dr John.

James Gang

The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland 1966. Though the band was not a huge commercial success, the fame garnered by guitarist Joe Walsh has since made the group more notable.

Tom Waits

Thomas Alan Waits is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down By Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One From The Heart.


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