Black Entertainment : P-Funk Guitarist Dies At 56

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*Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic
known as ?Starchild,? died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md,
reports the Associated Press. He was 56.

Shider, also known as ?Diaperman? because of the loincloth he often
wore on stage, had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in late
March, according to his son Garrett. He then briefly went out on tour
one last time but had to stop because of his failing health.

?He was a beautiful man who had a beautiful heart, who loved his fans
just as much as they loved him,? Garrett Shider said. ?I?m sure if he
had the choice, he would have passed on a tour bus, because he loved
playing music, playing for the fans.?

A New Jersey native, Shider started his musical career as a young
boy, performing mostly gospel music in churches in a group that included
his brother and was overseen by their father. The band also played
backup for many prominent gospel artists when they performed concerts in
the area, but Shider?s musical taste soon grew more diverse.

The teenager first met P-Funk mastermind George Clinton in the late
1960s at a Plainfield barbershop Clinton owned, where future P-Funk
members would sing doo-wop for customers and counsel local youths. Then,
when he was around 16, Shider and a friend went to Canada, where they
formed a funk/rock band called United Soul, or ?U.S.?

Clinton, who was living in Toronto at the time, heard about the band
from people in the local music business, and took the band under his
wing upon learning that Shider was a member. He helped produce some of
their songs and eventually invited Shider to join P-Funk, a combination
of two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic.

Shider soon became a mainstay of Clinton?s wide-ranging musical
family, eventually serving as its musical director and co-writing some
of Parliament-Funkadelic?s biggest hits.

?Thank you, Garry for all you have done. Forever funkin? on!? Clinton
noted in a message posted on his website.

Shider first appeared on Funkadelic?s 1971 album ?Maggot Brain? and
Parliament?s second album ?Up for the Down Stroke,? and joined P-Funk
for good in 1972. He became one of Clinton?s most trusted lieutenants,
co-writing and providing vocals on some of the band?s biggest hits ?
including ?Atomic Dog,? ?Cosmic Slop,? ?Can You Get to That? and ?One
Nation Under the Groove.?

He also toured with P-Funk for many years and was still considered an
active member of the group. He also was among 16 members ? including
Clinton ? who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,
winning recognition for their musicianship, politically charged lyrics,
outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances. Barbara
Thomas, part of a group that is raising money to help Shider?s family
cover his medical bills, said she was ?truly heartbroken? over his
death. She said upcoming benefit concerts in New York and New Jersey
would go on as planned.

?Over the past forty years, Garry put his stamp and signature of
everything he did musically,? stated a message posted on the group?s
website, http://www.garryshidermedicalfund.com .
?His talent was and always will be unmatched.?













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*Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic
known as ?Starchild,? died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, Md,
reports the Associated Press. He was 56.

Shider, also known as ?Diaperman? because of the loincloth he often
wore on stage, had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in late
March, according to his son Garrett. He then briefly went out on tour
one last time but had to stop because of his failing health.

?He was a beautiful man who had a beautiful heart, who loved his fans
just as much as they loved him,? Garrett Shider said. ?I?m sure if he
had the choice, he would have passed on a tour bus, because he loved
playing music, playing for the fans.?

A New Jersey native, Shider started his musical career as a young
boy, performing mostly gospel music in churches in a group that included
his brother and was overseen by their father. The band also played
backup for many prominent gospel artists when they performed concerts in
the area, but Shider?s musical taste soon grew more diverse.

The teenager first met P-Funk mastermind George Clinton in the late
1960s at a Plainfield barbershop Clinton owned, where future P-Funk
members would sing doo-wop for customers and counsel local youths. Then,
when he was around 16, Shider and a friend went to Canada, where they
formed a funk/rock band called United Soul, or ?U.S.?

Clinton, who was living in Toronto at the time, heard about the band
from people in the local music business, and took the band under his
wing upon learning that Shider was a member. He helped produce some of
their songs and eventually invited Shider to join P-Funk, a combination
of two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic.

Shider soon became a mainstay of Clinton?s wide-ranging musical
family, eventually serving as its musical director and co-writing some
of Parliament-Funkadelic?s biggest hits.

?Thank you, Garry for all you have done. Forever funkin? on!? Clinton
noted in a message posted on his website.

Shider first appeared on Funkadelic?s 1971 album ?Maggot Brain? and
Parliament?s second album ?Up for the Down Stroke,? and joined P-Funk
for good in 1972. He became one of Clinton?s most trusted lieutenants,
co-writing and providing vocals on some of the band?s biggest hits ?
including ?Atomic Dog,? ?Cosmic Slop,? ?Can You Get to That? and ?One
Nation Under the Groove.?

He also toured with P-Funk for many years and was still considered an
active member of the group. He also was among 16 members ? including
Clinton ? who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,
winning recognition for their musicianship, politically charged lyrics,
outlandish concept albums and memorable live performances. Barbara
Thomas, part of a group that is raising money to help Shider?s family
cover his medical bills, said she was ?truly heartbroken? over his
death. She said upcoming benefit concerts in New York and New Jersey
would go on as planned.

?Over the past forty years, Garry put his stamp and signature of
everything he did musically,? stated a message posted on the group?s
website, http://www.garryshidermedicalfund.com .
?His talent was and always will be unmatched.?


RIP "Starchild"

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