Sunday, August 27, 2006

Memory Lane

For all you aging types, here's Sly and the Family Stone winning a $10K talent contest at Ohio State University in 1968.

Unusual items: a female trumpet player.

The song was not a commercial success, but obviously, Sly & Co. built on the format and motif to make a number of blockbusters.

The Blues Brothers studied the style carefully.

HT: IowaHawk


Anonymous said...

I think they became infamous for not showing up for most of their concerts.

Dad29 said...


They were booked into Summerfest/Milwaukee in the mid-'70's (??) and were REALLLY late for their show.

Too bad.

Anonymous said...

They are kick-ass. Finally something I agree with you on.