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Sly Stone

American musician

Sly Stone

American musician
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birthday
15th
March, 1943
Birth Place
Denton, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Sylvester Stewart (born March 15, 1943), better known by his stage name Sly Stone, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer who is most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, playing a critical role in the development of funk with his pioneering fusion of soul, rock, psychedelia and gospel in the 1960s and 1970s.
Born in Texas and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, Stone mastered several instruments at an early age and performed gospel music as a child with his siblings (and future bandmates) Freddie and Rose. In the mid-1960s, he worked as both a record producer for Autumn Records and a disc jockey for San Francisco radio station KSOL. In 1966, Stone formed Sly and the Family Stone, among the first racially integrated, male and female acts in popular music. The group would score hits including “Dance to the Music” (1968), “Everyday People” (1968), “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (1969), “I Want to Take You Higher” (1969) “If You Want Me to Stay” (1970) and “Family Affair” (1971) and acclaimed albums including Stand! (1969) and There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971).
By the mid-1970s, Stone’s drug use and erratic behavior effectively ended the group, leaving him to record several unsuccessful solo albums. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group. He took part in a Sly and the Family Stone tribute at the 2006 Grammy Awards, his first live performance since 1987.

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Harmonica
keyboards
Vocals
Associated Acts

Bobby Freeman, Beau Brummels, Joe Piazza and the Continentals, the Viscaynes, Sly and the Family Stone

Birth Name

Sylvester Stewart

Genres

Funk, psychedelic soul, rock, avant-funk,progressive soul

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, musician, band leader, record producer

Years Active

1952 present

Name

Sly Stone

Nationality

United States of America

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