“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
Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Greg Errico, Rose Stone, Vet Stewart
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.
Best known for their 1967 hit "Time Has Come Today."
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.