Monday, June 21, 2010

Black Music Month #15: RIP Garry Shider

On June 16, 2010, we lost another great musician. Garry Shider, the guitarist for the band, Parliament Funkadelic, passed away at the age of 56 from cancer. Besides his guitar skills, Shider was know for his outrageous outfits, such as wearing a diaper on stage ("The Diaper Man" was his nickname). Shider was sick for a while, suffering from both lung cancer and brain cancer, and just last week succumbed to them. His vocals and guitar were major contributions to such songs as "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Cosmic Slop." ALso, he co-wrote many of the group's most notable songs. You will be missed, Garry, Rest in Funk.

One Nation Under a Groove

Cosmic Slop

Sexy Ways

Getting to Know You


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