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Old School Noise & Funk: Bootsy Collins

Photo by Aimee Giese.


Bootsy Collins has been part of the funk music scene since 1968. Would people recognize him without the star sunglasses? I don’t think that I would know him without the glasses unless he said something.


  • Bootsy Collins doesn’t seem to age. The internet says he’s 66 but he seems so much younger.
  • Did you know that Bootsy Collins is from Ohio? He’s originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Bootsy Collins also has an actual name besides Bootsy. It’s William. Weird, right?!
  • He’s played as part of James Brown band, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic.
  • Did you know there was an actual Funk University? The website is here: Bootsy Collins Funk University


Bootsy Collins’ website

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