Debbie Wright

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Deborah C. Wright

June 18, 1951
Detroit, MI
DiedOctober 12, 2017 (aged 66)
Detroit, MI

Debbie Wright (June 18, 1951 – October 12, 2017) was an American funk vocalist best known as a member of the band Parliament.


Wright was born in Detroit, Michigan. It has been stated that Wright began her early career as an uncredited session singer for The Parliaments. She began to receive credit for her vocals in 1973 with the release of Cosmic Slop.

She and Jeanette Washington are known as the first female members of P-Funk in 1976.[1]

In 1978, a now P-Funk veteran Wright, Mallia Franklin, and Jeanette Washington, formed the Parliament (band) spin-off group, Parlet. [2] After the release of Parlet's debut album Pleasure Principle,[3] Wright departed due to health reasons.

Debbie Wright died in Detroit, Michigan October 12, 2017.[4]


  1. "Debbie Wright Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic.
  2. "Parlet". Discogs.
  3. Kinley, Tim (August 5, 2018). "1978: The Year That Parliament-Funkadelic Ruled The Universe".

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