Thursday, November 29, 2007


Following decades of inactivity and a summer of spot dates throughout Europe, Sly Stone and his famous band The Family Stone took the stage in New York last week for the first time in 32 years. Recent reviews have blasted Sly's recent performances at BB Kings in New York, due to the fact that it seemed as if Sly actually performed at the gig. Apparently, Sly's band did not include original members of the Family Stone and Sly himself only sang a few notes of each song, and in one performance, walked off the stage complaining that he was 'too old." In any event, a crowd of about 1000 showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill last Tuesday for the rare appearance of 64-year-old Stone, who performed dressed in a white sweatsuit with silver trim, sunglasses and Mohawk hairstyle. According to Reuters, Stone "filled the club with his rich, mellifluous voice as the band spent an hour cycling through their greatest hits, including 'Everyday People,' 'Family Affair' and 'Stand.'" Due to popular demand, B.B. King's has added two more Sly and the Family Stone shows for Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The bad news: both sets are already sold

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