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Published: 2012/01/13

George Clinton to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

[Photo by Vernon Webb]

Next month, funk icon George Clinton will head to Berklee College of Music to teach a four-day residency, perform a concert, and accept an honorary degree. At the concert Berklee President Roger Brown will present Clinton with an honorary doctor of music degree in recognition for the funk icon’s enduring musical and cultural contributions. The concert will pay tribute to Clinton’s musical legacy with performances of P-Funk classics “I Wanna Testify,” “Mothership Connection,” and others. From February 13-16, Clinton will visit classes, interact with students, and rehearse with the Berklee P-Funk Ensemble. Clinton’s longtime horn section featuring Greg Thomas and Bennie Cowan will also perform with him at the concert. The concert itself will take place on February 16 at the Berklee Performance Center. Tickets are available here.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

ben Keller January 13, 2012, 12:14:42

Dr. Funkenstein

Buzz January 13, 2012, 12:45:08

I Just Wanna Testify What your Love Has Done To Me.

70swerealongtimeago January 13, 2012, 14:22:06

Whats he going to teach? “How To Be The Fattest Crackhead On The Planet: 101” or “How To Hang Out Back Stage For 70% Of Your Own Set: 101”? Maybe, if theyre lucky, a short lecture on how to bark at your audiance for 10 minutes??

disgusted January 15, 2012, 10:23:32


Matt S. January 15, 2012, 15:26:34

What’s horrible is what he tries to pass off as a set of music.

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