Move Over, Area 51: Smithsonian Acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

Up until now, the only alien spaceships housed by the US Government were at Area 51. Now, though, one will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.  

The museum has acquired the famous funky mothership used by Parliament-Funkadelic back in the 70s and early 80s.

There’s a helluva story behind this acqusition that’s worthy of an Area 51 tale, too.  Read all about it here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Move Over, Area 51: Smithsonian Acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

  • August 14, 2013 at 4:50 am

    That is such awesome news! Nowadays "the kids" have no idea what "funk" is. Seeing Parliament/Funkadelic's spaceship get put in to the Smithsonian is so very cool.


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