Sly & The Family Stone

Genres: Funk Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": funk soul rhythm and blues rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Individual Artists: The Family
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Biography

This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; saxophone), Larry Graham (b. 14 August 1946, Beaumont, Texas, USA; bass) and Greg Errico (b. 1 September 1948, San Francisco, California, USA; drums) the other original members. Errico and Martini were both white, making Sly And The Family Stone one of the first multi-racial bands to prosper in their homeland.

Sly Stone’s recording career began in 1948. A child prodigy, he drummed and added guitar to ‘On The Battlefield For My Lord’, a single released by his family’s group, the Stewart Fourm in 1952, At high school he sang harmony with the Viscaynes,...

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