P-funk pioneer Bernie Worrell us dead at 72, He succumbed to stage four lung cancer. The founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic was one of the first musicians to play the Moog synthesizer and the Minimoog.
He was an unofficial member of the Taking Heads throughout the Eighties. Late he joined Black Jack Johnson, Baby Elephant, and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains. His own bands Bernie Worrell and the Woo Warriors and Bernie Worrell Orchestra were festival favorites.
Watch him perform Sco-Mule with Gov't Mule in New Orleans on May 3, 2003.
HCTF review of Baby Elephant - Turn My Teeth Up!