Fuzzy Haskins was like no different musician. He danced and walked to his personal tune.
On Mar. 17, Haskins’ long-time pal and collaborator shared the devastating information that the vocalist has died over social media.
“We are saddened to announce the passing of an original Parliament Funkadelic member Clarence Eugene ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins (born June 8, 1941-March 17th, 2023),” wrote Goerge Clinton.
Another member of the Parliament Funkadelic, or P-Funk, additionally took to social media to pay tribute to the late vocalist.
“Prayer’s going out to Clarence ‘Fuzzys’ Haskins family & friends. We lost his frequency today 3-17- 23,” Bootsy Collins wrote.
“He was an original Parliament/Funkadelic inducted in the RHOF. We will miss u my friend, bandmate & Soul brother! Thx u for ur guidance in my pup year’s. Bootsy baby!!”
As of this writing, there isn’t a confirmed reason behind demise.
Fuzzy Haskins’ Life
Haskins was an authentic member of P-Funk; recognized to have an “explosive stage presence,” as per Pitchfork, and he was additionally an awesome songwriter.
P-Punk was recognized to launch music following the funk fashion with a twist of psychedelic tradition. Despite being fashioned again within the Nineteen Fifties, P-Funk stays one of the crucial influential bands in music.
Some of their chart-topping hits embody “Giving Up the Funk” in 1975, “Flash Light” in 1978, and extra.
Clinton had nothing however nice issues to say about his former member. He revealed that apart from vocals, Haskins additionally labored the drums-and he was good at it, too.
“He was a good drummer as well, as he proved on ‘Can You Get to That,’ which he also co-wrote,” the web site learn. “Some of Fuzzy’s best vocals appeared on Funkadelic’s 1972 LP America Eats Its Young, most notably on ‘Ms Lucifers Love.’ But singing wasn’t the only thing that Fuzzy brought to P-Funk.”
“He was known, during live P-Funk shows, to don skin-tight bodysuits and gyrate against the microphone pole as he whipped the crowd into a frenzy, especially when they performed ‘Standing on the Verge of Getting it On.'”
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After his years-long stint wit P-Funk, Haskins finally solid his personal manner within the business as a solo artist.
He launched his first studio album, “A Whole Notha Thang” in 1976, adopted by “Radio Active” in 1978, then “A Whole Nother Radio Active Thang” in 1994.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 by none apart from Prince.
Prince had mentioned in his induction: “Funk is a force that tore the roof off the sucker that is modern music.”
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