Sly And The Family Stone

Sly And The Family Stone

The premiere artists of the psychedelic soul genre.

Founded

1966 in San Francisco, California

Full Name

Date of Birth

1966 in San Francisco, California

Still Alive

Date of Death

Sly And The Family Stone
Sly And The Family Stone

About The artist

“Sly and the Family Stone’s music was immensely liberating. A tight, riotous funk, it was precisely A Whole New Thing. And they were a beautiful sight: rock’s first integrated band, black, white, women, men. Hair, skin. Fringe and sweat. Extraordinary vibes for extraordinary times.”
Music industry veteran Harry Weinger on the occasion of Sly & The Family Stone's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 1993

Notable Members

Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Greg Errico, Rose Stone, Vet Stewart

Did you know...

Starting in 1964, Sly was a popular disc jockey at Bay area R&B radio station KSOL and later at KDIA. He kept deejaying up through the start of Sly and the Family Stone in 1967.

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Genres from this era

Cool & Post-Bop

Cool & Post-Bop

The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.

Motown

Motown

The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.

Psychedelic Soul

Psychedelic Soul

Soul gets high.

Rock

Rock

Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.