Long before Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew spewed their raunchy, explicit lyrics on America, there was Blowfly. Born Clarence Reid in 1939 in Cochran, Georgia, he credits his grandmother for his alter ego's moniker.
"According to her, when the comet struck the Earth, killing all the dinosaurs, all that was left were the blowflies," Reid recalls. "The blowflies went around the world laying their maggots all over the place. That's what my mouth was doing — laying maggots."
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Now, he's famous for it. And tonight, he lays his dirty lyrics in your ears live.
Thu., Dec. 22, 9 p.m., 2011