Due to a combination of factors, by the end of the 1970s, the Parliament-Funkadelic enterprise was starting to crumble. Dissatisfaction with George Clinton's poor financial management led to the departure of several key members, including Glenn Goins and Jerome Brailey. Haskins, Simon, and Thomas (who had performed with Clinton and bass vocalist Ray Davis as The Parliaments since the late 1950s) felt increasingly marginalized by the influx of new P-Funk musicians, and in 1977, they refused to sign a new management contract they believed would require them to relinquish all rights to the names Parliament and Funkadelic. Shortly thereafter, the three singers left Parliament-Funkadelic and formed their own band, which they named "Funkadelic", and recorded Connections & Disconnections. Their use of the name Funkadelic resulted in an acrimonious legal dispute with Clinton's organization, which accelerated the disintegration of Parliament-Funkadelic.