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What was George Clinton doing in downtown Dayton?

One of the funkiest men on planet Earth landed the Mothership Connection right in the center of the Land of Funk on Thursday. 

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Before headlining a concert that night at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway with Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton paid a visit to the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center, 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District. 

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David Webb, the museum’s CEO and president, told this news organization that Clinton said he enjoyed the museum and pledged to donate artifacts and memorabilia. 

George Clinton visited the (Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center) during his stop in Dayton Thursday, July 20, 2018. He played a free concert at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway that night. (Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center)

The Funk Museum celebrated its grand opening earlier this year. 

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The funk music genre put Dayton on the map as the Land of the Funk in the 1970s and '80s, thanks to a stable of groups that included the Ohio Players, Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame, Zapp, Faze-O, Heatwave, Sun, Slave and Lakeside.

Clinton’s hits include “Atomic Dog,” “Do Fries Come with that Shake,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep” and “Erotic City.”

With Parliament, his hits include “Bop Gun,” “Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop),” “Chocolate City” and “Up for the Down Stroke.”

Funkadelic songs include “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Maggot Brain” and “Freak of the Week.”

George Clinton visited the (Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center) during his stop in Dayton Thursday, July 20, 2018. He played a free concert at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway that night. (Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center)

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