Bootsy Collins, bassist for Parliament Funkadelic, tells how listeners were shocked by the group’s lifestyle at first, before eventually coming round to the funk. #funk #parliamentfunkadelic #bootsycollins

Watch the full lecture – – to hear Bootsy retrace his early steps, the JB’s military discipline, the liberation of P-funk and explain why Jimi Hendrix was the inspiration for it all.

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