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Bootsy Collins

  • Oct 26, 1951 (age 68)
  • 6' 2" (1.89 m)
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2019
Bootzilla Records, Volume 1
AlbumJun 28, 2019

Bootzilla Records, Volume 1

Bootzilla Records, Volume 1 released.
2017
World Wide Funk
AlbumOct 27, 2017

World Wide Funk

World Wide Funk is the 15th studio album by former Parliament …
World Wide Funk is the 15th studio album by former Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins. The album was released on October 26, 2017—Collins' 66th birthday—by Mascot Records and was made available on CD, 180G "Splatter" vinyl, and digital download. The album features diverse musical collaborations with artists such as Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Gales, Musiq Soulchild, Buckethead, Dennis Chambers, and the late P-Funk keyboardist, Bernie Worrell.
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Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus
TV ShowSep 22, 2017

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the To…

Mike Judge Presents: Tales …
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus is an American animated documentary television series created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett that premiered on September 22, 2017 on Cinemax.
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2015
Original Album Series
AlbumDec 18, 2015

Original Album Series

Original Album Series released.
Madea's Tough Love
MovieJan 20, 2015

Madea's Tough Love

After a hilarious run-in with the law, Madea is sentenced to …
After a hilarious run-in with the law, Madea is sentenced to community service. Determined to do good for the 'hood, Madea enlists Aunt Bam and Uncle Joe to try and save the Moms Mabley Youth Center from being shut down. With her irresistible sass and wisdom, Madea rallies the local kids to make a stand-and proves that behind her tough exterior is a whole lot of love!
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2011
Tha Funk Capital of the World
AlbumApr 26, 2011

Tha Funk Capital of the World

Tha Funk Capital of the …
Tha Funk Capital of the World is the thirteenth studio album by American funk musician Bootsy Collins, released on April 26, 2011, by Mascot Records. It features an array of Bootsy's friends and colleagues including Chuck D, Snoop Dogg and Bootsy's one time Parliament and P-Funk bandmates, George Clinton and Bernie Worrell. The album has one single: "Don't Take My Funk", featuring Catfish Collins and Bobby Womack.
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2009
The Mo'Nique Show
TV ShowOct 5, 2009

The Mo'Nique Show

The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted …
The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian actress Mo'Nique. Aired on BET, the series began October 5, 2009. The show's second and final season premiered on Monday, October 4, 2010.
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The Official-Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD
AlbumJul 21, 2009

The Official-Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD

The Official-Boot-Legged-Bootsy-CD released.
Joy
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MovieJun 5, 2009

Joy

JOY What can the perfect cake teach us about love and …
JOY What can the perfect cake teach us about love and loss? Have you ever passed someone at the grocery store and wondered what is going on in their life? What can a 1997 Michigan pinot grigio teach us about the unexpected death of a loved one? What's on your grocery list? These questions and more are answered in Joy. When the death of their father doesn't bring sisters closer together, it takes an unexpected journey to make them realize the importance of finding joy in life by living each day to the fullest and giving back. In this feature comedy, these sisters learn about love, loss, and paradise while on a trip to the grocery store.
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
TV ShowMar 2, 2009

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon …
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon. The hour-long show, which premiered on March 2, 2009, and ran weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States.
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2008
Unsung
TV ShowNov 27, 2008

Unsung

Unsung is an hour-long music documentary program that …
Unsung is an hour-long music documentary program that airs on TV One. The series, which premiered November 27, 2008, uncovers the stories behind once well-known R&B and soul music artists, bands, or groups who exploded onto the Billboard music charts with a string of hits, only to have their career derailed by a major crisis that caused them to be essentially unappreciated by later generations of contemporary R&B and soul music listeners. The series is produced by production company A. Smith & Co. Productions.
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2007
Yo Gabba Gabba!
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TV ShowAug 20, 2007

Yo Gabba Gabba!

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American puppet children's television …
Yo Gabba Gabba! is an American puppet children's television show starring five costumed toys-come-to-life and their friend DJ Lance Rock. The Gabba gang explores a single topic in each episode like "Adventure", "Friend", and "Dance" through songs and short storylines in the 24-minute program. The show is noted for indie-culture guest stars and bands and drawing visual inspiration from 8-bit video games and H. R. Pufnstuf among other classic television shows. Created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, the show is written to appeal to children and their parents. The television program has spawned a touring live stage show, various toys and branded clothing. Trademarks relating to Yo Gabba Gabba and its characters are held by GabbaCaDabra, LLC.
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Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
AlbumJun 12, 2007

Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band

Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's …
Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band is the first album by American funk and soul band Bootsy's Rubber Band, an offshoot act of Parliament-Funkadelic led by bassist and vocalist William "Bootsy" Collins. It was released on January 30, 1976, on Warner Bros. Records.
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Dinner: Impossible
TV ShowJan 24, 2007

Dinner: Impossible

Dinner: Impossible is an American television program broadcast …
Dinner: Impossible is an American television program broadcast by the Food Network and initially hosted by Robert Irvine. The first episode aired on January 24, 2007 and the last episode aired in 2010. Food Network began airing the eighth season on March 3, 2010.
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2006
Christmas Is 4 Ever
AlbumOct 31, 2006

Christmas Is 4 Ever

Christmas Is 4 Ever is a 2006 Christmas-themed album by …
Christmas Is 4 Ever is a 2006 Christmas-themed album by Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins. The album was released in the United States by the Shout Factory label and by P-Vine Records in Japan. The album represents the very first Christmas album made by any member of the P-Funk musical collective. The album features re-workings of Christmas standards such as "Silent Night", "Merry Christmas Baby", and "Sleigh Ride", as well as original compositions such as "Happy Holidaze".
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2005
Fear Da Tiger
AlbumDec 27, 2005

Fear Da Tiger

Fear Da Tiger released.
Everybody Hates Chris
TV ShowSep 22, 2005

Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris is an …
Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom television series, created by comedian Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi, which aired from September 22, 2005 to May 8, 2009, lasting four seasons. With a cast starring Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim, Vincent Martella, and Ethan Elder, the show is based around Rock's troubled experiences as a teenager.
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Loonatics Unleashed
TV ShowSep 17, 2005

Loonatics Unleashed

Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated …
Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that ran on Kids' WB for two seasons from 2005 to 2007 in the United States, Teletoon in Canada, Kids Central (now known as Okto) in Singapore, Cartoon Network's Boomerang in Australia, Cartoon Network in the UK, Italy, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, and Canal 5 in Mexico and rerun until September 15, 2007. It is still broadcasting in reruns on the Clan channel of the Televisión Española network in Spain.
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Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music
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TV ShowMay 7, 2005

Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular M…

Soul Deep: The Story of …
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music is a 2006 International Emmy Award nominated TV Program for Arts Programming aired on 7 May 2005 in the United Kingdom.
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2004
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop
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MovieOct 4, 2004

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop

And You Don't Stop: 30 …
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop is a five-part documentary series directed by Richard Lowe and Dana Heinz Perry, written by Bill Adler, and released by VH1 in 2004. The series recounts the development of hip hop culture from its birth in New York City in the 1970s through its flowering into a global phenomenon in the 21st Century. It was nominated for an IDA award in 2005.
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Tavis Smiley
TV ShowJan 5, 2004

Tavis Smiley

The Tavis Smiley Show was an American public …
The Tavis Smiley Show was an American public broadcasting radio talk show. A television show, simply titled Tavis Smiley, was a late-night television program on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Both shows featured Tavis Smiley as host.
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2002
Play with Bootsy: A Tribute to the Funk
AlbumDec 10, 2002

Play with Bootsy: A Tribute to the Funk

Play with Bootsy: A Tribute to the Funk released.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
MovieMay 11, 2002

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Documentary about the Funk …
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
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Durch die Nacht mit …
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TV ShowMay 10, 2002

Durch die Nacht mit …

Durch die Nacht mit … (Into …
Durch die Nacht mit … (Into the Night with ...) is a German documentary film television series produced by ZDF for Franco-German television channel ARTE. Locations are mainly in France or Germany. The title of the French version is Au cœur de la nuit.
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Rising Low
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MovieMar 10, 2002

Rising Low

Rising Low is Mike Gordon's second feature film – a …
Rising Low is Mike Gordon's second feature film – a documentary based on the life and death of Gov't Mule bassist Allen Woody and the making of a double-disc tribute album featuring a host of legendary bass players. Throughout the film, Gordon interviews Woody's family and bandmates and also discusses the philosophy and technique of bass playing with a number of the instrument's legends, including Chris Squire, Les Claypool, John Entwistle, Flea, Bootsy Collins, Mike Watt, Roger Glover and others.
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Love Hurts
MovieFeb 15, 2002

Love Hurts

A young aunt raising her sister's son, tries to keep him out of …
A young aunt raising her sister's son, tries to keep him out of danger by introducing him to the "Funk music" she and her sister grew up on.
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2001
Access Granted
TV ShowSep 18, 2001

Access Granted

Access Granted is an American television series that features …
Access Granted is an American television series that features an in depth look at the planning, filming and production of R&B and hip hop music videos. Each week a different artist and their new music video are featured, with the video premiering at the end of the episode. The series aired from 2001 to 2009 on BET.
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Glory B Da' Funk's on Me!: The Bootsy Collins Anthology
AlbumJun 5, 2001

Glory B Da' Funk's on Me!: The Bootsy C…

Glory B Da' Funk's on Me!: The Bootsy Collins Anthology …
Glory B Da' Funk's on Me!: The Bootsy Collins Anthology released.
Award2001

Best Music Video

Won award for "Weapon of Choice".
Grammy Award
Nomination2001

Best Music Video

Nominated for "Weapon of Choice".
Grammy Award
2000
Honest
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MovieMay 26, 2000

Honest

The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the …
The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.
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1999
Independent Lens
TV ShowAug 9, 1999

Independent Lens

Independent Lens is a weekly television series airing on …
Independent Lens is a weekly television series airing on PBS presenting documentary films made by independent filmmakers. Past seasons of Independent Lens were presented by hosts Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Susan Sarandon, Edie Falco, Terrence Howard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stanley Tucci, who served two stints as host from 2012-2014.
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1998
Funk Master Card
AlbumMar 24, 1998

Funk Master Card

Funk Master Card released.
1996
E! True Hollywood Story
TV ShowMar 1, 1996

E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story is …
E! True Hollywood Story is an American television documentary series on E! that deals with Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures. Topics covered on the program include salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders and mysteries, porn-star biographies and "where-are-they-now?" investigations of former child stars. It frequently features in-depth interviews, actual courtroom footage and dramatic reenactments. Content is usually updated to reflect the current life or status of the subject.
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The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away
AlbumJan 1, 1996

The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away

The One Giveth, the Count …
The One Giveth, the Count Taketh Away is an album by William Bootsy Collins, released by Warner Bros. Records. It would be the last album that Bootsy Collins would record for the label. It would also be the first album produced solely by Bootsy Collins, with the exception of the track "Shine-O-Myte (Rag Popping)" which was produced (as well as written) by Bootsy Collins and George Clinton. The album was released on April 28, 1982.
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1994
Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy
AlbumAug 9, 1994

Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy

Back in the Day: The Best of …
Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy is a 1994 greatest hits compilation by Parliament-Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins. The album was released on the Warner Bros. Archives label. The album compiles all of the hit singles produced and performed by Bootsy Collins during the years 1976 to 1982, with the exception of the singles released from the album The One Giveth, the Count Taketh Away. The compilation is notable in that it features the pre-Rubber Band track "What's So Never The Dance", credited to the House Guests, as well as the live version of "Psychoticbumpschool" performed by Bootsy's Rubber Band at The Summit in Houston, Texas on October 31, 1976. It also features the track "Scenery", the B-side to the "Mug Push" single, which was never featured on any of Bootsy Collins' albums.
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1993
Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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1988
SongSep 20, 1988

Party on Plastic (What's Bootsy Doin'?)
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The Night Before
MovieApr 15, 1988

The Night Before

A geek takes Tara to the prom but ends up in the wrong side of …
A geek takes Tara to the prom but ends up in the wrong side of LA. He wakes up in a dark alley and slowly remembers what happened to them. He "sold" Tara to a pimp. A night to remember.
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1980
Ultra Wave
AlbumJan 1, 1980

Ultra Wave

Ultra Wave is the fifth album released by funk musician …
Ultra Wave is the fifth album released by funk musician Bootsy Collins. It was released on November 12, 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It is the first album credited solely to Bootsy Collins, as opposed to his previous releases, which were credited to Bootsy's Rubber Band. In 2007, "Ultra Wave" was licensed through Rhino Records and reissued through the Collectors Choice music service.
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1979
This Boot Is Made for Fonk-n
AlbumJun 1, 1979

This Boot Is Made for Fonk-n

This Boot Is Made for Fonk …
This Boot Is Made for Fonk-N is the fourth album by the American funk band Bootsy's Rubber Band. It was released through Warner Bros. Records on June 1, 1979. Unlike previous albums by Bootsy's Rubber Band, this album did not generate any hit singles. The album was more experimental in nature than previous efforts. It would also mark the last time that the name "Bootsy's Rubber Band" would be used on a Bootsy Collins related project until the 1982 12" single release "Body Slam". This Boot Is Made For Fonk-N peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 52 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
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1978
Bootsy? Player of the Year
AlbumJan 27, 1978

Bootsy? Player of the Year

Bootsy? Player of the Year is …
Bootsy? Player of the Year is the third album by the American funk band Bootsy's Rubber Band.
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SongJan 1, 1978

Bootzilla
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1977
SongJan 15, 1977

What's a Telephone Bill?
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SongJan 15, 1977

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
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Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
AlbumJan 1, 1977

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, …
Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is a funk album by Bootsy's Rubber Band, released on January 15, 1977. It reached number one on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart, the first P-Funk release to achieve this goal. The album was produced by George Clinton and William "Bootsy" Collins and arranged by Bootsy and Casper (names William Collins uses to refer to his various roles ).
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SongJan 1, 1977

Can't Stay Away
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SongJan 1, 1977

Reprise: We Want Bootsy
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1976
SongJan 1, 1976

I'd Rather Be With You
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1975
Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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1951
Bootsy Collins
BirthOctober 1951

Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins was born.
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