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John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1971

IT'S RARE that a tour by an American R&B group can cause controversy that makes headlines in the more general pop music papers. But that's just what happened last week with Detroit band, Funkadelic. In all fairness, though, they are not considered to be a straight forward Soul act; the fact is that they are more of a progressive Rock act than anything else. The problem concerned their proposed appearance at London's fashionable Royal Albert Hall, scheduled to have taken place on May 9 and as their first London date.

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