Sly Stone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by slugworth, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Anybody know what happened to Sly Stone? Information
    is pretty scant on this dude. Last anyone can tell, the band was inducted into the R&R hall of fame in 93 and nobody's heard from him since...

  2. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass

    Tragic Issues.Substance and others Truly Painful to think about.

  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I heard somewhere Sly (Sylvester Stewart) Stone is pretty much a drooling vegatable. Too many years of drug abuse and too much partying caught up with Sly years ago. Remember the tv commercial with the song "I'm everyday people". Well they say Sly is so far gone he does'nt even remember he made that song or any others for that matter. real sad stuff! Cynthia Robinson (trumpet player)from that group has seemed to battle back from her problems. You can see her on Princes rave 2000 DVD with Larry graham, Jerry Martini (sax) is with her on that DVD. It's like a small Sly & the family Stone reunion.
  4. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Pity..I hope he's being looked after...
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Enjoy the albums...
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The most screwed up thing about all of this? He only got into drugs to conquer his severe stage fright. It wasn't worth the trade off.
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Man, Sly and The family Stone is a deep well of cool music.

    I love "It's a Family Affair". Style they had!
  8. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Maybe he's coolin' out with Syd Barrett somewhere?
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    When I was about 11 or 12...I would listen to "I Wanna Take You Higher" almost incessantly. My parents(mom, especially) didn't especially like it.
    Come to think of it, she didn't really like "Light My Fire", either.

    The connection is ____________?
  10. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    If anyone here want's to hear vintage Sly listen to the Woodstock album.
    Hey music lover
    Dance to the music
    I wanna take ya higher

    Other Sly tunes to listen to
    Loose booty
    In Time
    Sex Machine
    Sing a simple song
    You can make it if you try
    Hot fun in the summertime
    Everybody is a star
    Thank you falettimme Be Mice Elf Again
  11. my fave of all time is 'Dance to the Music'!!
  12. I had never heard Sly before today and I was inspired by this thread and went out and bought the Essential Sly and the Family Stone. I cant seem to put it away, they rock!!!!

    Im lovin family affair the most, it grooves great.

    Its too bad such a genius is so far gone..............
  13. Hot Fun in the Summertime and Family Affair are my favorites.