Sly and the Family Stone

American band

Sly and the Family Stone was an American rock, funk and soul band. The band was formed in 1967 and broke up in 1983. the band played an important park in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. The group was led by Sly Stone. It also included several of his siblings. They are known for their songs "Everyday People" and "Dance to the Music".

Sly and the Family Stone
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Sly and the Family Stone play the Opera House in Bournemouth. 2007
Background information
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresRock, funk, soul, psychedelic soul, rhythm and blues
Years active1967–1975
LabelsEpic, Stone Flower
Associated actsThe Original Family Stone, Little Sister
Past membersSly Stone
Freddie Stone
Cynthia Robinson
Jerry Martini
Vet Stewart
Mary McCreary
Elva Mouton
Larry Graham
Greg Errico
Rose Stone
Gerry Gibson
Pat Rizzo
Max Kerr
Rustee Allen
Andy Newmark
Bill Lordan
Sid Page
Vicki Blackwell
Jim Strassburg
Adam Veaner
Dennis Marcellino

In 1993, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. "Sly and the Family Stone". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2014-10-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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