Bernie Worrell

Bernie was a full-blown musical prodigy who received his first piano lesson at age 3, and had written a concerto by age 8! He studied at Julliard, and got a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1967

Bernie had an extensive career in the 197o’s with George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic band, and played multiple types of keyboards (including the Moog Synthesizer which he pioneered in Funk music early on). Because of his great musical backround, he also wrote the horn and rhythm section arrangements also.

Bernie joined Talking Heads in the 1980’s and toured with them and played on albums. He appeared in their movie “Stop Making Sense”

In the 90’s and into the 2000’s, Worrell played with rock performers like Jack Bruce and guitarists Buckethead and Les Claypool. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997

This musical genius passed away from multiple forms of cancer in June 2016 at his home in Washington State at the age of 72