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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:06 AM
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WaPo: Sly Stone May Emerge To Perform At Grammies
Sly Stone's Surprise
Reclusive Musician May Emerge to Perform At Grammy Awards

By J. Freedom du Lac
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 27, 2006; Page C01

Sly Stone, the reclusive, long-vanished funk-rock pioneer whose potent recordings in the late 1960s and early '70s defined the era and altered the course of popular music, may be about to strut back into the public eye.

According to several friends and associates, discussions are well underway about a Sly and the Family Stone reunion performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

It would be Stone's first live performance since 1987, and his first major public appearance since Jan. 12, 1993, when Sly and the Family Stone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would also mark the first time since 1971 that the band has played in its original configuration. (Drummer Greg Errico quit the group that year and was soon followed by bass player Larry Graham.)

As songwriter, producer, bandleader and singer, Stone dazzled the world of pop music more than 35 years ago with a string of superlative anthems -- timeless songs, including "Dance to the Music," "I Want to Take You Higher," "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Everyday People" (whose lyric "Different strokes for different folks" became a slogan for the Woodstock generation). By the early '70s, though, he had developed an all-consuming cocaine addiction, and he soon faded from the spotlight. Speculation on the whereabouts and condition of Sly Stone has been a pop pastime for decades.
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:52 AM
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1. WOO HOO!
Now, that is great news. I am a long time great fan, still enjoying his music. I've never watched the Grammies, but if he is going to be on, I'm there.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:56 AM
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2. Kick ass
Edited on Fri Jan-27-06 12:57 AM by jpgray
I hope they're as good as they once were.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-27-06 12:58 AM
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3. There's a new remix album out
I expect Big Boi, Sleepy Brown and Killer Mike to show up on stage.

BTW, I played some Sly on my show tonite
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