Ohio Players founder and P-Funk member Junie Morrison has died

Ohio Players founder and P-Funk member Junie Morrison has died

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Influential keyboardist and producer Walter “Junie” Morrison has died at 62.

As a founding member of funk band Ohio Players and a key part of Parliament-Funkadelic, Walter “Junie” Morrison is widely regarded as one of funk’s crucial figures. Okayplayer reports that Morrison has died at 62 years of age.

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Morrison was the mind behind recognizable hits such as ‘Funky Worm’, and more recently was the inspiration for Solange’s A Seat At The Table track ‘Junie’.

He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame back in 1997, and leaves behind him a legacy that’s hard to fathom. Who else can claim to have contributed to One Nation Under a Groove and Motor Booty Affair and also produce for Soul II Soul in the 1990s.

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