George and his bands were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
George and his band were known for inventing new sounds through funk: a twist on soul that included psychedelic guitar, deep bass grove, and bizarre sound effects.
Some of George's biggest inspirations were Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone.
George often called himself "The Referee".
Clinton's band The Parliaments renamed themselves to "Funkadelic" in 1968.
George's music group stayed together and worked long distance when he moved from Newark to Detroit.
George was raised in Plainfield, New Jersey.
His music career when he began a doo-wop group called The Parliaments in a barbershop.