Friday, June 24, 2016

Bernie Worrell, R. I. P.

Flavorwire: Bernie Worrell, known as the “Wizard of Woo” and a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, has died at 72 after a battle with cancer. Worrell was a keyboardist for the group, known for his innovative use of the Moog synthesizer. He left the band in 1981, but continued to collaborate with P-Funk on albums and live shows. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Worrell was also unofficial member of Talking Heads, performing with them on several albums and live shows, helping to expand their pioneering sound.

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