Cynthia Robinson

Born 12 January 1946.


Cynthia Robinson (born January 12, 1946, Sacramento, California) is an African-American musician, best known for being the trumpeter and vocalist in "Sly and the Family Stone".

She is notable for being one of the first black and female trumpet players in a major American band, and also for being the only member of the original Family Stone clan to continue working with Sly Stone after the band fell apart in 1975. She played in the funk band Graham Central Station with Family Stone bandmate Larry Graham, starting in 1974.[citation needed]

She is the mother of two daughters: Laura Marie and Sylvette Phunne.[citation needed]

Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of "Sly and the Family Stone". In 2006, she reunited with the original band members of Family Stone.[citation needed]

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