Hey, I just heard today, Garry Shider passed away. He died on the 16th of lung cancer and was out there playing until he couldn't do it no more. Garry was 56 and started on his journey in Plainfield, NJ learning to sing doo wop at the barber shop that George Clinton owned. The core of that group became The Parliaments. Years later, Garry formed the rock/soul band United Soul (U.S.). He sang and played guitar.
He linkerd up again with Clinton in Toronto and became the guitarist/musical director for the Parliament Funkadelic Thang. Gary is best remembered for his costume in the early days of Funkadelic...he was the guy who wore diapers and had a penchant for playing while being suspended above the stage in a flying harness.
He cowrote many of Funkadelics most memorable songs with Clinton.
We lost one of the main Funkateers...Garry Starchild Shider.
This is a live version of Cosmic Slop from 1978.