Photo Credit: Atco Records An establishing member of Parliament-Funkadelic, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins has actually died. He was 81 years old.Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins, singer and phase existence playing together with George Clinton from the Parliaments on through to Funkadelic, has actually died at age 81, the band revealed by means of social networks on Saturday. “We are distressed to reveal the death of an initial Parliament-Funkadelic member Clarence Eugene “Fuzzy” Haskins, born June 8, 1941– March 17, 2023,” the group’s post read. Haskins was an initial member of the Parliaments when the doo-wop group formed in 1960, together with Clinton, Ray Davis, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas, who stayed through the band’s significant improvement to an R&B-funk group in 1970. The group invested a number of years with numerous labels and attempting to score a hit tune, lastly being successful with 1967’s “I Wan na Testify,” launched by Revilot Records. Due to legal conflicts when Revilot Records declared bankruptcy in the late ’60s, the group might not utilize the Parliaments’ name, resulting in the name modification to continue taping for other labels. In addition to singing and carrying out as a multi-instrumentalist, Haskins composed much of Funkadelic’s tunes, consisting of “I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody’s Got a Thing” and “I Wan na Know If It’s Good to You.” In 1976 he taped the solo album A Whole Nother Thang prior to going back to Funkadelic for their 1977 trip. When Simon and Thomas wished to form a re-imagined variation of Funkadelic in 1980, Haskins joined them for their one LP: 42.9% in Germany and Connections & Disconnections in the United States. The reimagined Funkadelic led to a court fight with Clinton over the usage of the name. In the ’90s, they would have fun with Davis once again in Original P, carrying out lots of Parliament-Funkadelic classics and initial tunes. Clarence Haskins was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with other members of Parliament-Funkadelic in 1997.