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UNSUNG REVIEW: Sly and the Family Stone Airs June 25

sly and the fmily stoneIt’s rare that jocks get to move into the but former radio DJ Sylvester Stewart did it. Putting Sly and the Family Stone together on a whim their first project barely dented the charts but it was all uphill after that especially after performing the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. There are some interesting here that may surprise viewers such as Sly’s marriage at fresh in the honeymoon stages when a female member of the Family Stone confronted his new wife to reveal that she was pregnant with Sly’s baby but not before his newborn with his new wife is viciously attacked and almost mauled to death by Sly’s dog. Sly has been through a lot and he was in it for the music. There is not much detail on the finances except to say that his mangers and Epic Records didn’t pay him his royalties.. Sly’s has been going on for decades and apparently started when he moved to LA in the early 70s. he was also living in a Winnebago back then too to escape the world a habit he continues to this day. have all but destroyed Sly and his stature tells the story. He has physical and mental damage from at least four decades of drug abuse. I was not really by this episode mostly because I already knew most of the information included in the show. Enjoy June 25

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Delores June 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I hoped that unsung interviewed radio veteran Johnny Morris who was on air every night right after Sly, Johnny used to share the funniest stories with me about coming on after Sly

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