I’ve got a few reasons why I’ve got to maintain stability. I’ve got into wanting people to hear my music.” Sly Stone
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|Date of Birth:
|15 March 1943
|United States of America
About Sly Stone
born Sly Stone American musician, songwriter, and record producer Sylvester Stewart. He is most known for being the lead singer of the band Sly & the Family Stone, which was influential in the growth of soul, funk, and psychedelic music throughout the latter half of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s.
In a family of five, Sylvester Stewart was the second child. Dallas, a Texan, started The Stewart Four, a gospel group that performed in the church and even put out a record in 1952, together with his sisters Rose and Vaetta and brother Freddie when his family relocated to Vallejo, California. All of the family’s offspring take the name Stewart Stone and join Sly & the Family Stone after their oldest sister Loretta.
You can make it if you try, push a little harder, think a little deeper.” Sly Stone
Sly worked as a DJ for radio station KSOL in San Francisco in the middle of the 1960s. He also produced records for Autumn Records and collaborated with local bands like The Beau Brummels, The Mojo Men, and The Great Society. He started using the stage name Sly Stone around this time, and in 1966 he formed The Stoners with Cynthia Robinson on trumpet.
Robinson eventually joined Sly & the Family Stone, which was founded by Freddie Stone (guitar and vocals), Larry Graham (bass guitar and vocals), Greg Errico (drums), Jerry Martini (saxophone), and Rose Stone. A year later, Robinson also joined the band (piano and vocals). Little Sister provided the background vocals for the band, which also featured his other sister Fat Stone. Sly himself performed on harmonica, guitar, and organ. I Ain’t Got Nobody was their first single.
However, Sly’s heavy drug usage quickly started to badly impact his career. He was notorious for skipping interviews and concerts, and his roughness, instability, and unpredictability came to be associated with him.
The band Sly and the Family Stone was active from late 1966 through 1975. The group is regarded as the first iconic American rock band with a diverse lineup. The group made significant contributions to the growth of pop music in general and American soul, funk, psychedelic, hip-hop, and later (R & B) contemporary music in particular. They had four pioneering albums, per popcritici, and five top ten songs in the US, including Dance To The Music, Everyday People, and Family Affair.
In January 2010, Stone filed a lawsuit for $50 million against Jerry Goldstein, the former manager of Sly and the Family Stone. Stone was given $5 million by a Los Angeles jury in 2015 after they found in his favor.