P-Funk musician Garry Shider
Post staffer and singer/guitarist Terence McArdle reports:
Garry Shider, 56, a singer and guitarist whose work with the funk groups Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band, influenced such later rock acts as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died at his home in Upper Marlboro on June 16. He had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in March and did one last tour with bandleader George Clinton in April.
Mr. Shider often memorably took to the stage wearing only a loin cloth -- an act for which his fans dubbed him "Diaperman." He frequently served as band director for Parliament-Funkadelic while sharing guitar duties with Eddie Hazel and also performed with the spin-off group, Bootsy's Rubber Band, led by Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins.
Parliament-Funkedelic, perhaps most popular act in the funk genre, combined gospel vocal harmonies, funk rhythms and psychedelic guitars, with elaborate props, costumes and theater.
Mr. Shider officially joined the band in 1972, contributing to such Funkadelic albums as "America Eats Its Young" (1972), "Cosmic Slop" (1973) and "One Nation Under A Groove" (1976).
Here he is performing with fellow funkateers Micheal Hampton and Kendra Foster. A full obituary will follow.
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