-->"''There is a yellow one\\
That won't accept the black one\\
That won't accept the red one\\
That won't accept the white one\\
Different strokes for different folks\\
And so on and so on and [=scooby=] dooby doo\\
Oh sha sha\\
I AM everyday people''"

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[[caption-width-right:220:Clockwise from top: Larry Graham, Freddie Stone, Greg Errico, Sly Stone, Rose Stone, Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini]]

'''Sly and the Family Stone''' were a pioneering [[{{Funk}} Funk]]-Rock-Soul band best known for their work in the late 1960s-early 1970s. Their biggest hits were "Everyday People," "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" and "Family Affair." The group dissolved in the mid-1970s due to Sly's drug problems. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sly_%26_the_Family_Stone The Other Wiki]].

Sly and the Family Stone albums with their own page:

* ''Music/{{Stand}}'' (1969)

Not to be confused with ''Film/TheFamilyStone.''

!!! "Hot tropes in the summertime":
* AlliterativeName: '''S'''ly '''S'''tone
* BandOfRelatives: Sly, Freddie and Rose.
* CoverVersion: Doris Day's "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)"
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''There's A Riot Goin' On''.
* EpicRocking: "Sex Machine" clocks in at 13:45.
* {{Funk}}: Along with Music/JamesBrown, one of the pioneers of it.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Greatest Hits'', released in 1970. Oddly enough both "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) and "Hot Fun in the Summertime" made their first appearance here, although they certainly became hits in retrospect.
* HeavyMeta[=/=]SelfDemonstratingSong: "Dance to the Music," where each musician sings about what he is going to do to contribute to the song.
* HymnToMusic: "I Want To Take You Higher".
* IAmSong: "I'm An Animal"
* [[FountainOfExpies Iconic Band]]: They've been covered or sampled ''many'' times over the years, and were a major influence on Music/GeorgeClinton, Music/{{Prince}}, everyone ''they'' influenced, etc.
* LeadBassist: Larry Graham
* LoveHurts: "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
* MinisculeRocking: As miniscule as humanly possible. The title track of ''There's A Riot Goin' On'' clocks in at 0:00.
* NWordPrivileges: "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey".
* PepTalkSong: "Stand," "You Can Make It If You Try".
* ProtestSong: "Everyday People," "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey," ''There's A Riot Goin' On'', "Babies Makin' Babies"
* PunBasedTitle: "Luv N' Haight"
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Running Away" ("Look at you fooling you")
* ShoutOut: They've received a few.
** The band The Family Stand.
** [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers]]' "Give It Away" includes the line, "Confide with Sly you'll be the wiser."
* SillyLoveSongs: "Trip To Your Heart", "Let Me Hear It From You", "I Hate To Love Her,"
* SingleStanzaSong: "Just Like A Baby", "Poet"
* TheSomethingSong: "Sing a Simple Song".
* SongOfSongTitles: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" mentions "Dance to the Music," "Everyday People," "Sing a Simple Song" and "You Can Make It If You Try," albeit in a sarcastic way.
* StageNames: Sly, Freddie and Rose's real last name is Stewart.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".