Sly Stone

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Genres: Alternative/Indie

Born Sylvester Stewart on March 15, 1943 in Denton, TX, Sly Stone was the second of five children born to K.C. and Alpha Stewart, who moved the family to Vallejo in Northern California shortly after his birth. The Stewarts were a deeply religious family who raised their children under the tenets of the Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal denomination. As a child, Stone showed a prodigy-like aptitude for musical instruments, and recorded his first single, a 1952 gospel single titled "On the Battlefield of the Lord/Walking in Jesus' Name," as part of the Stewart Four, which also featured his brother Freddie and sisters Rose and Vaetta. In high school, Stewart played with a number of teenage... Continue Bio >>



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1974 2nd Annual American Music Awards
1974 American Music Awards