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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 March 1943Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameSylvester Stewart
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sly Stone was born on March 15, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Sylvester Stewart. He was previously married to Kathy Silva.

Spouse (1)

Kathy Silva (5 June 1974 - 30 October 1974) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 (as a member of Sly and the Family Stone).
Married his girlfriend Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden before 21,000 guests on June 4, 1974 to help boost attendance for a concert that wasn't selling very well. The event was dreamed up by Stone and Silva and his manager and turned out to be an enormous success. But the marriage wasn't so successful, Silva filed for divorce four months later.
He and his backing group, The Family Stone, were voted the 43rd Greatest Artists in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone.
Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Mike Love of The Beach Boys and Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh.
Was a disc jockey and record producer in the San Francisco area before becoming a recording artist. As a producer he worked for Autumn Records, which was The Beau Brummels' label, and he produced the Bobby Freeman 1965 hit "C'mon and Swim" on that label.
Sly And The Family Stone's signature hits included "Stand", "Everyday People","Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "Everybody Is A Star".
Cousin of Lynn Mabry.

Personal Quotes (2)

Fifty nights in a row. You pick the number. We've got the best band in the world.
No more chance of going to jail than you think. I don't have those kinds of things to take care of. I write songs.

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