1999 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince steals the show at the second annual Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York. He wins best Internet-only single (“War”) and leads an impromptu musical reunion that features James Brown saxophonist Maceo Parker and four members of Sly & the Family Stone.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1993 – Cream reform at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Other inductees are Creedence Clearwater Revival – who don’t reform at all – the Doors – who can’t reform – Van Morrison, Sly & the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon, Dinah Washington and Etta James. The reclusive Sly Stone […]
1987 – In Fort Myers, Fla., Sly Stone surrenders to police. He’s wanted for violating his probation.
1968 – Big Brother & the Holding Company and Sly & the Family Stone open the Fillmore West, the new name given to San Francisco’s Carousel Ballroom since Bill Graham took over.
1946 – Pioneering funk bassist Larry Graham, of Sly & the Family Stone and his own Graham Central Station, is born in Beaumont, Texas.
1946 – Sly Stallone comes to this world. Hail The Italian Stallion. He also directed (and co-wrote) Staying Alive. “shiver”…
1946 – Sly & the Family Stone trumpeter Cynthia Robinson is born in Sacramento, Calif.
1941 – Operatic powerhouse Placido Domingo is born in Madrid. Mustv’e influenced Jeff Tate from Queensryche José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE (born 21 January 1941), He is also admired for his acting ability, his musicality and musical intellect, and the number and variety of opera roles that he has mastered. In addition to his singing […]