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Plainfield Avenue & Third Street, Plainfield, NJ

When: 1955

What: When he was 16, the funk pioneer formed a Doo-wop group inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers called The Parliaments while working at a barber salon straightening hair. They would later become Parliament, the acid-funk alter-ego of Funkadelic.

In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by Southwest Airlines.

Each Black Music Moment is associated with an actual place that you can visit. During the month of June, check in to at least three of these places on Foursquare to unlock TheUrbanDaily’s exclusive “It’s All Black Music” Badge. Check out the locations and details on our Foursquare page!

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