| Their fusion of R&B rhythms, infectious melodies, and psychedelica|
created a new pop/soul/rock hybrid.
Born in Denton on March 15, 1943, Sylvester (Sly) Stone was raised in Vallejo, California, playing keyboards by the age of 7 and singing in a family gospel group. Working as a radio DJ and record producer in the Bay Area, he formed Sly and the Family Stone in 1967. The group had their biggest success with their fourth album, "Stand!", which contained the hit single "Everyday People". The Manchester Guardian included the release of this album in their history of 50 key events in the history of rock music.
Sly was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and honored at the Grammy Awards in 2006. His work has been covered my many artists, most recently Cee Lo Green on The Voice.