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DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight (born April 17, 1954) is an American guitarist. He was a member of The Headhunters, a jazz-funk fusion band from 1975 through 1978 and Parliament-Funkadelic from 1978 though 2008. He served briefly as guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers after the death of Hillel Slovak in 1988 though was quickly replaced by John Frusciante. He also played briefly with Miles Davis in 1986.
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight
|Birth name||DeWayne Stephen McKnight|
|Also known as||Blackbyrd|
|Born||April 17, 1954|
Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Funk, funk rock, jazz-funk|
Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 1973 Charles Lloyd - Geeta
- 1975 Herbie Hancock - Flood
- 1975 The Headhunters - Survival of the Fittest
- 1977 The Headhunters - Straight from the Gate
- 1979 Funkadelic - Uncle Jam Wants You
- 1979 Parliament - Gloryhallastoopid
- 1979 The Brides Of Funkenstein - Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy
- 1981 Funkadelic - The Electric Spanking of War Babies
- 1983 George Clinton - You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish
- 1983 P-Funk All-Stars- Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
- 1985 George Clinton - Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends
- 1985 Jimmy G and the Tackheads - Federation of Tackheads
- 1986 George Clinton - R&B Skeletons in the Closet
- 1988 INCorporated Thang Band - Lifestyles of the Roach and Famous
- 1989 George Clinton - The Cinderella Theory
- 1990 Mr. Fiddler - With Respect
- 1990 P-Funk All-Stars - Live at the Beverly Theater
- 1992 Foley - 7 Years Ago...Directions in Smart-Alec Music
- 1993 George Clinton - Hey Man, Smell My Finger
- 1993 Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars - Dope Dogs
- 1993 George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars- Go Fer Yer Funk
- 1994 Red Hot Chili Peppers- Out In L.A. appears on the song "Blues for Meister"
- 1994 P-Funk Guitar Army - Tributes to Jimi Hendrix
- 1995 Parliament-Funkadelic/P-Funk All-Stars - Police Doggy
- 1995 Axiom Funk - Funkcronomicon
- 1996 George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars - T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
- 2005 George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars - How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
- 2007 Funkadelic - By Way of the Drum
- 2008 Fred Hamm - "Free Music Reunion" appears on the song "Wanna"
- 2009 'Bout Funkin' Time—Solo Album
- 2014 Funkadelic - "First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate"
- 2018 Parliament - "Medicaid Fraud Dogg"
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