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Whatever Happened to Sly Stone

Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943) He was young, handsome, and hugely talented, had a killer afro and a huge drug problem, but Jesus Christ, what the hell happened to Sly. 382 more words

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#99: "There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly and the Family Stone

So here we have another answer to Marvin Gaye’s essential question What’s Going On?…well, apparently there’s a riot goin’ on.  And that may be a reference to riot that happened at a concert when Sly went on stage late (shades of Axl Rose there), or it could be a general statement on the racial violence gripping American in the aftermath of the civil rights movement.   223 more words

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ICONIC FRONT MAN "SLY SYLVESTER STONE" OF SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE CAN'T COLLECT HIS ROYALTIES...


It’s sad when iconic musicians are forced into poverty and can’t collect off their talent. This is what happens when bad business deals are made while the gravy train is still chugging along, but when it stops, it allllllll stops. 439 more words

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Sly & The Family Stone 'Life' gets vinyl reissue in February.

Life is the third studio album of Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1968. Unlike its predecessor Dance To The Music , Life was not a commercial success, although it has received mostly positive reviews from music critics over the years. 133 more words

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One in a Million Larry Graham

By Marsha Gilbert

When Larry Graham took tap dancing and piano lessons at five years old, who knew that 18 years later he’d play bass guitar with Sly and the Family Stone at Woodstock in 1969, be the leader of Graham Central Station by 1973, and inspire generations of musicians with his unique funk, “thumping and plucking,” bass-playing style? 1,445 more words

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