Happy Birthday to Felton Pilate of ConFunkShun!

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    Happy birthday to Felton Pilate of the band ConFunkShun, born November 5, 1952.

    Formed in the early 70s by a number of Vallejo California high school friends, ConFunkShun, consisting of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Felton Pilate, singer Michael Cooper, drummer Louis McCall, saxman Paul Harrell, bassist Cedric Martin, keyboardist Danny Thomas and trumpeter Karl Fuller, followed the burgeoning self-contained funk band movement that was being led by the Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire and the Commodores. Originally called Project Soul, the group received its first break backing Stax Records act Soul Children. This led to a move to Memphis and regular jobs working with that town's biggest acts. > READ FULL BIOGRAPHY

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    Happy birthday to Felton Pilate of the band ConFunkShun, born November 5, 1952.

    Formed in the early 70s by a number of Vallejo California high school friends, ConFunkShun, consisting of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Felton Pilate, singer Michael Cooper, drummer Louis McCall, saxman Paul Harrell, bassist Cedric Martin, keyboardist Danny Thomas and trumpeter Karl Fuller, followed the burgeoning self-contained funk band movement that was being led by the Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire and the Commodores. Originally called Project Soul, the group received its first break backing Stax Records act Soul Children. This led to a move to Memphis and regular jobs working with that town's biggest acts. > READ FULL BIOGRAPHY

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