Cordell "Boogie" Mosson (pictured above, far left), longtime bassist for George Clinton's legendary Parliament-Funkadelic, died last Thursday (April 18) at the age of 60. No official cause of death has been given.
Mosson was born October 16, 1952 and grew up in Plainfield, NJ. He first met Clinton in the early seventies, when the P-Funk leader produced his original band, United Soul. Mosson toured with P-Funk's sister groups from the seventies through the early eighties and played on some of their albums over that time. In the early eighties, he took over for Bootsy Collins as the band's primary live bassist, and remained in that position until the collective's hiatus in 1984. In 1997, Parliament-Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, and Mosson was one of the 16 members included.
Mosson performed with reunited versions of the Parliament-Funkadelic up until 2011. On July 8 of that year, the group's official Facebook page announced the bassist was hospitalized and in "serious condition." It's not known if that health scare was linked to his death.