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Friday, June 21, 2013

From A Rock Star To Living In A Van Down By The River

Sly and the Family Stone image
Here's my most recent post over on the Forbes blog about Sly Stone's legal problems and how his troubles relate to all musicians.

"We so revere our heros, especially the ones that helped us through our formative stages of youth. It’s difficult to imagine that anyone with a song played on the radio then or now is living anything less than the American dream of fame and fortune. After living in Los Angeles for more than half of my life and meeting many of my musical heros, I can tell you that perception is so far from the truth it’s laughable. Take the case of one the masters of 60s funkiness, Sly Stone."

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1 comment:

Nichole said...

Yes it does hurt to see people in that situation; especially musicians. Like Billy Paul, happy to hear of Positive Outcomes. Hopefully, Sly will only have Good People around him.

As you already know...

I'm a bit surprised I didn't see you mention this earlier this year. Why not also update this blog and your Forbes post about Sly's financial settelment from January 2015? Because as you know, like many musicians, their bad music business deals often played a big part in their addiction from the beginning.

"Someone stole my shoes today.
You know, Someone, Somewhere, Someone's Gonna Pay. And Pay BIG." Mark Sandman/Hypnosonics


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