Sly Stone is 80 today! Perhaps the most amazing thing is that he is still around! One of the true funk pioneers along with the original thumb thumpin' bassist Larry Graham (who is responsible for the fact that my right thumb is almost 1/4 larger than my left thumb), they redefined pop. Everyone in this band was an original and Sl;y's sister Rose is the trumpet player. They mixed all genres and helped us to be everyday people who could learn to live, love and dance together. I remember hearing them for the first time in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967. The LP, A Whole New Thing was just exactly that....here's a cut from that record,
I'm On A Trip To Your Heart!