Sly & the Family StoneFormed 1967. Disbanded 1975
Sly & the Family Stone Biography (Wikipedia)
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. Its core line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and included Stone's brother and singer/guitarist Freddie Stone, sister and singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Greg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini, and bassist Larry Graham. It was the first major American rock group to have a racially integrated, male and female lineup.
Formed in 1966, the group's music synthesized a variety of disparate musical genres to help pioneer the emerging "psychedelic soul" sound. They released 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 as critically acclaimed albums such as Stand! (1969), which combined pop sensibility with social commentary. In the 1970s, it transitioned into a darker and less commercial funk sound on releases such as There's a Riot Goin' On (1971) and Fresh (1973), proving as influential as their early work. By 1975, drug problems and interpersonal clashes led to dissolution, though Sly 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.
- Funk Family Tree: Sly & The Family Stone - Mable Johnhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05bmm1g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05bmm1g.jpg2017-08-05T19:08:00.000ZThe tree branches out from Sly & The Family Stone to. Mable John. Where next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05bmlrw
Funk Family Tree: Sly & The Family Stone - Mable John
- Funk Family Tree: Labi Siffre - Sly And The Family Stonehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05b10cc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05b10cc.jpg2017-07-29T19:17:00.000ZThe tree branches out from Labi Siffre to Sly and the Family Stone. Where next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05b0ztj
Funk Family Tree: Labi Siffre - Sly And The Family Stone
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