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Sly Stone is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Born on March 15, 1943.
1952 9 Years Old Sylvester and his brother Freddie along with their sisters Rose and Vaetta formed "The Stewart Four" as children, performing gospel music in the Church of God in Christ and even recording a single local release 78 rpm single, "On the Battlefield" b/w "Walking in Jesus' Name", in 1952. … Read More

TWENTIES

1966 23 Years Old Adopting the stage name "Sly Stone," he then formed "The Stoners" in 1966 which included Cynthia Robinson on trumpet. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old In 1968 sister Rosie Stone (piano and vocals) joined the band. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  By the summer of 1969, Sly & The Family Stone were one of the biggest names in music, releasing two more top five singles, "Hot Fun in the Summertime" and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" / "Everybody Is a Star", before the end of the year, and appearing at Woodstock. … Read More

THIRTIES

1974 31 Years Old He married model-actress Kathy Silva on June 5, 1974 during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden. … Read More
1976 33 Years Old …  In 1976, Stone assembled a new Family Stone and released Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back. 1979's Back on the Right Track followed, and in 1982 Ain't But the One Way was released, which began as a collaborative album with George Clinton, but was scrapped and later completed by producer Stewart Levine for release. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 - 1987 3 More Events
1988 45 Years Old From 1988 to 1989 Sly Stone wrote and produced a collection of unreleased recordings in his home studio in New Jersey, "Coming Back for More" and "Just Like A Teeter-Totter" are a part of that collection of about 20 songs.
1990 47 Years Old In 1990, he gave an energetic vocal performance on the Earth, Wind and Fire song, "Good Time."
1991 48 Years Old In 1991, he appeared on a cover of "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" performed by the Japanese band 13CATS, and shared lead vocals with Bobby Womack on "When the Weekend Comes" from Womack's 1993 album I Still Love You.

FIFTIES

1997 54 Years Old …  His son, Sylvester Jr., told People Magazine in 1997 that his father had composed an album's worth of material, including a tribute to Miles Davis called "Miles and Miles."

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 62 Years Old 1 More Event
A Sly & The Family Stone tribute album, Different Strokes by Different Folks, was released on July 12, 2005 by Starbucks' Hear Music label, and on February 7, 2006 by Epic Records. … Read More
2006 63 Years Old 1 More Event
His last major public appearance until 2006 was during the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony where Stone showed up onstage to be entered into the Hall of Fame along with the Family Stone.
On Sunday, January 14, 2007 Stone made a short guest appearance at a show of The New Family Stone band he supports at the House of Blues.
2008 65 Years Old …  On October 17, 2008, Sly played with the Family Stone at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. … Read More
In 2009, the documentary film Coming Back for More detailed his dire financial situation.
2010 67 Years Old Stone filed suit against Jerry Goldstein, the former manager of Sly and the Family Stone for $50 million in January 2010. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old On September 25, 2011, Alkema wrote in the New York Post that Stone was homeless and living in a van in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, although a subsequent report by Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 stated that Stone is not homeless, and lives in the van by choice.
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