Funkadelic always knew how to bring the funk, heck, they even wrote a song about it. Fronted by George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic has seen many members come and go, but the group has managed to keep it together for 45 years.
Here's one from an all-time great. This one is from his first solo album, which is often overshadowed by its more popular follow-ups "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "After the Gold Rush". However, it was still a solid effort to kick off Young's highly successful solo career.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend featuring Marvin Gaye, live at Budokan Hall, Tokyo - November 13, 1979.
May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions. San Francisco erupts in night of violence after jury convicts Dan White of Voluntary Manslaughter, rather than Murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Florida gets ready to execute John Spenkelink and Willie Darden, the first executions in the state since 1964. Canadian Parliamentary elections set with Pierre Elliot Trudeau facing Joe Clark in a neck-and-neck race. Gas rationing proves successful in California. And the Grand Jury meets to decide fate on Bert Lance.
May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital.
April 23, 1979. Selling SALT and Windfall Profits. Jimmy Carter back in Washington after Easter vacation. Congress back after Easter Recess. SCOTUS hears arguments regarding Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Assassination in Tehran. Cambodia fighting reported as heavy. Idi Amin lands in Iraq, seeking asylum. Please help keep Newstalgia from extinction. Donate what you can!
Nights at the Roundtable with Buzzcocks, in session at The BBC - May 21, 1979. Don't forget to donate!
April 10, 1979 - Tornadoes tear up Mid-West, leaving 59 dead. Truckers Strike in tentative settlement. Steel Workers strike. Tanzania troops take Uganda Capital of Kampala, end of Idi Amin regime. Begin calls Sadat to discuss "personal matters". Iran Executes 13 by firing squad. Tests around 3 Mile Island Nuclear facility prove negative. 41 days of testimony in Marvin vs. Marvin case ends.
Nights at the Roundtable with Simple Minds and a session they recorded for John Peel at The BBC on December 19, 1979.
March 12, 1979 - Carter meeting with Begin over Middle East Peace Process. Violence in West Bank. Anti-Carter riots. Energy Crisis looming. Arab Oil. Women demonstrate in Tehran over new dress code. John Stennis calls for Balanced Budget Amendment to Constitution. Howard Baker and Bob Dole call for investigation of Carter Family peanut business. Billy Carter under investigation by FBI for juggling books.
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