Newswire: R.I.P. Bernie Worrell, of Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads

Pitchfork is reporting that Bernie Worrell, the immensely prolific keyboardist from pioneering funk collective Parliament/Funkadelic, and a frequent collaborator with new wave legends Talking Heads, has died. Worrell was 72, and had been suffering from lung cancer for some time.

A musical prodigy, Worrell began playing piano at the age of 3, and studied music at Julliard and the New England Conservatory Of Music. In the 1970s, he made the acquaintance of George Clinton, leader of doo-wop...

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