Grammy Awards 2004
Credit: Parliament Funkadelic and Earth, Wind and Fire: Kevin Mazur/

The funk tribute was a memorable Grammys moment

Funk tribute (OutKast’s Big Boi, Earth, Wind & Fire, Robert Randolph, Parliament-Funkadelic) ”Funk,” proclaimed master of ceremonies Samuel L. Jackson, ”is good for you.” And it was also good for the Grammys. The show’s funk tribute — which brought approximately 10,148 people on stage, at least one of them clad only in a diaper — was a rare anarchic moment in an uncommonly buttoned-down show. Earth, Wind & Fire (as well as P-Funk’s George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, above) are as cool as they were back in the day. Buy your used T-shirts now.