Sly and the Family Stone's 1968 album "Dance to the Music" was a mega hit for the funky family.
From 1966-1983, San
Francisco, California-bred Sly and the Family Stone (1968's
"Dance to the Music" and "Everyday People," 1969's "Hot Fun in the Summertime")
was a popular rock/funk/soul band. The group was lead by
multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/producer Sly Stone, and included
his friends and family members. Band member and brother of Sly, Freddie Stone,
served as singer and guitarist. The brothers combined their own individual
groups to form Sly & the Family Stone in 1967. Their sister, Rose
Stone, contributed to the family effort with her vocal and keyboardist
skills. The group's achievements included five Billboard Hot 100 Hits, four influential albums, and an induction into the prestigious Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Rose's daughter, Lisa Stone, is a
singer with her aunt Vet Stone (little sister of Sly,
Freddie, and Rose) in a tribute band called Family Stone, which Sly
produces. Family Stone also includes Cynthia Robinson, veteran member (vocals
and trumpet) of the original Sly and the Family Stone. Vet Stone was the
lead singer of Sly & the Family Stone's background group, appropriately
called Little Sister, which had a hit in 1970 with "You're the
One." More recently, daughter Lisa and mother Rose sang backup vocals together
for Elton John during his 2011-2012 tour performances.
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