Kinston, North Carolina: Marker: Birth of Funk

Historical marker claims that musicians from Kingston, North Carolina, contributed to the birth of funk music.

Address:
135 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of E. Gordon St. just east of its intersection with N. Queen St.
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Birth of Funk historical marker.

Birthplace of Funk

Historical marker claims that musicians from Kingston, North Carolina, contributed to the birth of funk music. Erected in 2021.

[Todd Knaperek, 01/22/2023]

Note the careful language avoiding an actual birthplace claim: the local musicians "helped" create the "birth" of funk. America suffers from an inexplicable scarcity of funk historical markers, so it might as well celebrate here.


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