Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday Ten Trivia: Sly & The Family Stone

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This week’s ten is in honor of the re-emergence of the reclusive Sly Stone. David Kamp interviews he of the (formerly) luxuriant Afro and riveted leather jumpsuit in this month’s Vanity Fair - Sly Stone’s Higher Power



What was the band named before becoming Sly & The Family Stone?


What Bay Area band’s #15 hit did Sly produce?


Which S&FS single effectively invented 1970s funk?


What was the band’s first Top Ten hit?


What was the band’s first release to hit #1 on both the pop and R&B charts?


What was their last release to do the same?


Where did Sly marry Kathy Silva in 1974?


Who served as MC at the wedding festivities?


Who did Sly once cut as opening act from the bill because the audience better received him?


What did Sly do to cause a riot at a free concert in Chicago?

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6 comments:

Natsthename said...

I know one of them from my Psychedelic Sunday research...he produced The Beau Brummels album, Introducing The Beau Brummels, which included the hit song (which I love, love, love) called Laugh, Laugh.

O' Tim said...

DING! One for nat. Yes, great song

Joe the Troll said...

Wow, I know relatively little about Sly. I have one guess, thouh.

"Which S&FS single effectively invented 1970s funk?"

Was it Thank You Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin?

Dr. John did a great version of that, BTW.

O' Tim said...

DING! Joe knocks down another. As Kamp put it:

"with its chanted unison vocals and slap bass, (TYFBMEA) effectively invented 1970s funk — without it, no Parliament-Funkadelic, no Ohio Players, no Earth, Wind & Fire"

Natsthename said...

I'm going to guess here....
First #1 on black and pop charts...Everyday People? I think that was before Thank you Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Again.

Natsthename said...

I'm groovin' on Radio Paradise this afternoon, but no SLY. Bob Marley right now with Exodus.

And I agree with Joe on the Dr. John version.