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

-->"''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''"

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 (also his real name, '''S'''ylvester '''S'''tewart).
* BandOfRelatives: Sly, Freddie and Rose.
* CoverVersion: Doris Day's "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)"
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''There's A Riot Goin' On''.
** Which contains "Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa", itself a Darkier and Edgier (and much slower) version of the already Dark and Edgy "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".
* 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"
* 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!" and "You Can Make It If You Try" are the straight, feel-good examples. "Everybody is a Star" is a slightly more downbeat variation.
* 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."
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Well, not so much sex, but drugs played a major part in the dissolution of the group. By 1975, professionalism fell apart, band members would either walk off or never show up and their last show at Radio City Music Hall [[HumiliationConga attracted about 1/8th of it's max capacity,]] [[note]] For reference, the capacity tops out at about 6,000. [[/note]] [[EpicFail and they had to scrape funds just to afford a ride home.]]
* 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.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Dance to the Music", "Stand!", "You Can Make It If You Try", "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)".