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Sly Stone

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Sly Stone
Stone in 2007
Stone in 2007
Background information
Birth nameSylvester Stewart
Born (1943-03-15) March 15, 1943 (age 81)
Denton, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, band leader, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, organ
Years active1956–present
LabelsEpic Records, Warner Bros., Cleopatra

Sylvester Stewart (born March 15, 1943), better known by his stage name Sly Stone, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone. He is also known as an important person in the creation of funk with his fusion of soul, rock, psychedelia and gospel in the 1960s and 1970s.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Passings". Billboard. No. 116. Nielsen. December 25, 2004. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  2. Hoard, Christian; Brackett, Nathan, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 524. ISBN 9780743201698.
  3. Ankeny, Jason. "Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart". AllMusic. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  4. Rubiner, Julia M. (1992). Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music. Vol. 8. Gale Research. p. 257. ISBN 0-8103-5403-9.