Benefit Concert For Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell Held At Webster Hall | Music News

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Benefit Concert For Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bernie Worrell Held At Webster Hall | Music News

Bernie Worrell 06.04.2016ANDREW

 

Last night, New York’s Webster Hall came to the help of Bernie Worrell at his benefit concert. It was announced earlier that Worrell, 71, was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. The disease had metastasized to his liver and pleural areas making it apparent that the Parliament-Funkadelic man is in need of assistance.

 

More than 70 artists came from all over to perform for him and support him. The goal was to raise $75,000 for his medical fees, and items from music’s greats were auctioned off to help facilitate the need.

 

Tickets for Monday’s proceedings were $100 for a meet-and-greet, $50 for general admission in advance and $60 on the day of the show. There were signed posters from The Rolling Stones, a guitar autographed by Carlos Santana and an old photo of Bernie, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.

 

Names such as Paul Shaffer, Rick Springfield, David Byrne, Sarah Dash of Labelle, Questlove, New York’s Living Colour and Fred Schneider of the B-52s were in attendance. The Bernie Worrell Fund was set up by Sweet Relief.

 

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