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Also Known As: Sylvester Stewart Died:
Born: March 15, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession:

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Mastered keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums by age 11
1952:
With brother Freddie and their sisters Rose and Vaetta, formed gospel group "The Stewart Four"; released 78 rpm single "On the Battlefield of the Lord"
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Worked as disc jockey for San Francisco, CA soul radio station KSOL in mid-1960s
1966:
Adopted stage name Sly Stone and formed group Sly & The Stoners; meanwhile, brother formed Freddie & the Stone Souls
1967:
Combined group with brother's band to form Sly and the Family Stone; released debut album <i>A Whole New Thing</i>
1969:
Fourth studio album <i>Stand!</i> spawned hit single "Everyday People"
1969:
Performed with group at historic Woodstock music festival
1970:
Released <i>Greatest Hits</i> album
1975:
Sly and the Family Stone disbanded; released solo debut <i>High on You</i>
1976:
Assembled new Family Stone lineup and released <i>Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back</i>
1987:
Recorded "Eek-a-Boo Static Automatic" for soundtrack to "Soul Man"
1993:
Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the Family Stone
2005:
Sly and the Family Stone tribute album <i>Different Strokes by Different Folks</i> released, featuring covers performed by The Roots, Maroon 5, and Steven Tyler
2006:
Gave his first live musical performance since 1987 during Grammy Awards telecast
2011:
Released second solo album <i>I'm Back! Family & Friends</i>
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