Original P-Funk Guitarist vocalist and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Garry “Diaper Man” AKA “Starchild” Shider, best known as the musical director of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic bands, passed away of cancer yesterday, just a little over one month shy of his 57th birthday. Like many funk pioneers of the ’70s, Shider got his start by playing in church. As a teenager, he sang and performed in support of the Mighty Clouds Of Joy, Shirley Caesar, and other prominent gospel artists. Years later, singing far-out funk with Parliament, that gospel spirit was still evident in his vocal performances. … Continue reading Legendary Parliament/Funkadelic Guitarist Garry Shider Dies at 56?