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.
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I think they became infamous for not showing up for most of their concerts.
They were booked into Summerfest/Milwaukee in the mid-'70's (??) and were REALLLY late for their show.
They are kick-ass. Finally something I agree with you on.
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