Bernie Worrell (born April 19, 1944) is an American Keyboardist and composer. He is originally from Long Branch, New Jersey but grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey.
He is known primarily for his keyboard and production work with Parliament and Funkadelic. By the time he was three years old, Worrell could play the piano. He wrote a concerto at age eight.
As a college student, Worrell played with a group called Chubby & The Turnpikes (later known as Tavares). He then met George Clinton, then the leader of a doo wop group called The Parliaments.