Sly & The Family Stone
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1967
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Sly & The Family Stone

Sly & The Family Stone Biography (Wikipedia)

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. The group's core line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and featured Stone's brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Gregg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. The band was the first major American rock group to have an "integrated, multi-gender" lineup.

Formed in 1966, the group's music synthesized a variety of disparate musical genres to help pioneer the emerging "psychedelic soul" sound. They soon found commercial success, recording a series of Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits such as "Dance to the Music" (1968), "Everyday People" (1968), and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (1969), as well critically acclaimed albums such as Stand! (1969), which combined pop sensibility with social commentary. In the 1970s, Sly and the Family Stone transitioned into a darker and less commercial funk sound that would result in releases such as There's a Riot Goin' On (1971) and prove as influential as their early work. By 1975, drug problems and interpersonal clashes led to the group's dissolution, though Sly Stone continued to record and tour with a new rotating lineup under the name "Sly and the Family Stone" until drug problems forced his effective retirement in 1987.

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You Can Make It If You Try
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You Can Make It If You Try
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Family Affair (Glastonbury 2015)
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Family Affair (Glastonbury 2015)
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Family Affair
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Family Affair
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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
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If You Want Me To Stay (Glastonbury 2015)
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If You Want Me To Stay (Glastonbury 2015)
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Everyday People (Glastonbury 2015)
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Everyday People (Glastonbury 2015)
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I Want To Take You Higher (Glastonbury 2015)
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I Want To Take You Higher (Glastonbury 2015)
The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & Sly & The Family Stone
(Not Just) Knee Deep (Glastonbury 2015)
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(Not Just) Knee Deep (Glastonbury 2015)
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I Want To Take You Higher
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I Want To Take You Higher
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Dance To The Music
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Dance To The Music
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I Can't Turn You Loose
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I Can't Turn You Loose
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If You Want Me To Stay
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If You Want Me To Stay
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Stand (Glastonbury 2015)
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Stand (Glastonbury 2015)
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Sing A Simple Song
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Sing A Simple Song
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M'Lady
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M'Lady
The Mothership Returns - George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & Sly & The Family Stone
Flash Light (Glastonbury 2015)
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Flash Light (Glastonbury 2015)
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Everyday People
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Everyday People
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T19:14:22
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2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

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Worthy Farm, Pilton

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