The Parliaments

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The barber shop that was the hippest place in Plainfield which was like a small town in New Jersey about 33 miles west of NYC

George Clinton, artistwd.com, 16 November 1989

Parliament, originally The Parliaments, was a soul funk band most prominent during the 1970s, though originally based at a Plainfield, New Jersey barbershop. Both Parliament and its sister act, Funkadelic, were led by George Clinton. The group had their initial hit single in 1967 with “(I Wanna) Testify” on Revilot Records.