Sly Stone To Release Memoir, ‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ October 17
Sly Stone has announced the release of his memoir, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), out October 17, 2023. Written with Ben Greenman, who has written memoirs with George Clinton and Brian Wilson among others, Thank You will include a foreword by Questlove. The book was created in collaboration with Sly Stone’s manager Arlene Hirschkowitz.
“For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story,” Sly said in a statement. “I wasn’t ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too.”
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Happy Birthday Sly Stone!
Did you know? Sly became known as Sly in early grade school, the result of a friend misspelling Sylvester.
What song are you playing to celebrate his birthday today? ????
Sly & The Family Stone Started 56 Years Ago This Month
56 years ago this month, something shifted in the musical atmosphere that would change the legacy of Funk forever… Sly & The Family Stone was born! https://slyandthefamilystone.lnk.to/GreatestHitsAW
Sly & The Family Stone Released ‘Dance To The Music’ In February 1968
In February 1968, Sly & The Family Stone released “Dance To The Music,” their first single to ever hit the charts! It rose all the way to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. https://SlyAndTheFamilyStone.lnk.to/SlyAndTheFamilyStoneDTTM
Watch Sly & The Family Stone ‘Love City’ on The Ed Sullivan Show
Taking a trip to “Love City” today! #ValentinesDay
‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ Hit #1 In February 1970
In February 1970, Sly & The Family Stone’s RIAA Gold single “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” hit #1 on not one but TWO charts! The iconic track remained #1 Pop for two weeks, and stayed #1 R&B for an astounding six weeks!
Sly & The Family Stone Received R&B Foundation Pioneer Award In 2001
There’s no doubt that Sly & The Family Stone made a mark on music that has impacted generations of artists that followed in their footsteps.
Twenty-one years ago this month, Sly & The Family Stone received the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award for their contributions to the genre of R&B, just one of the many they changed forever.
Sly & The Family Stone’s ‘Stand!’ Went Platinum This Day In 1969
On this day in 1969, Stand! became the first album by Sly & The Family Stone to be RIAA certified platinum after selling 1 million copies.
Sly & The Family Stone Released ‘Life’ Album In November 1968
In November 1968, Sly & The Family Stone released their third album, Life, and we’re still living for it to this day! Which track is your favorite?
Sly & The Family Stone Released ‘Family Affair’ In October 1971
In late October 1971, Sly & The Family Stone released one of their most beloved tracks to date, “Family Affair.” Listen here:
Sly & The Family Stone Played The Fillmore East In October 1968
On this day is 1968, Sly & the Family Stone played their second of two sold-out shows at the Fillmore East in New York City. Travel back in time to that unforgettable night: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLla5HJlXUJ54gUaw7ZvDKnqgETGtdXTem
‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary & Soundtrack Nominated At Jazz FM Awards 2022
Congratulations to Questlove’s award-winning directorial debut documentary Summer of Soul and the original motion picture soundtrack being nominated at this year’s Jazz FM Awards 2022.