Formed in San Francisco, Sly and the Family Stone harnessed all of the disparate musical and social trends of the late 1960s, creating a wild, brilliant fusion of soul, rock, R&B, psychedelia and funk that broke boundaries down without a second thought. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band were pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. Headed by singer songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone and containing several of his family members and friends, the band were the first major American rock band to have an “integrated, multi-gender” line up. Brothers Sly Stone and Freddie Stone combined their bands (Sly and the Stoners and Freddie and the Stone Souls) in 1967. Sly and Freddie Stone, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, drummer Gregg Errico, saxophonist Jerry Martini and bassist Larry Graham composed the original lineup, Sly and Freddie’s sister, singer/keyboardist Rose Stone, joined within a year. They recorded five Billboard Hot 100 hits which reached the top 10 and four ground breaking albums, which greatly influenced the sound of American pop, soul, R&B, funk and hip hop music. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. During the early 1970s, Sly and the Family Stone transitioned into a darker and less commercial funk sound that would prove as influential as their early work before the group disbanded in 1975. Sly Stone continued to record albums and tour with a new rotating line up under the “Sly and the Family Stone” name from 1975 to 1983. Two of the original members Jerry Martini and Greg Errico still tour today as The Family Stone without Sly.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Sly and the Family Stone. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Sly and the Family Stone albums and most notable recordings.