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Music / Sly and the Family Stone

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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.
"Everyday People"

Sly and the Family Stone were a pioneering multicultural Funk-Rock-Soul band best known for their work in the late 1960s and early '70s. 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 1975 due to declining popularity and Sly's drug problems, although he continued to perform and record, first as a solo artist and then with a new Family lineup. The original group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Not to be confused with the movie The Family Stone.


Studio discography:

  • A Whole New Thing (1967)
  • Dance to the Music (1968)
  • Life (1968)
  • Stand! (1969)
  • There's a Riot Goin' On (1971)
  • Fresh (1973)
  • Small Talk (1974)note 
  • Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back (1976)
  • Back on the Right Track (1979)
  • Ain't But the One Way (1982)

Sly Stone solo discography:

  • High on You (1975)
  • I'm Back! Family and Friends (2011)note 


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