Happy Birthday Sly Stone! (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943)
American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the group.
Portrait of Sly Stone, member of the musical group Sly and the Family Stone. Handwritten on back: “Sly (and the Family Stone).”
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
Singer, songwriter, producer and musician Kashif Saleem (born Michael Jones in New York, NY) (Whitney Houston, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Dionne Warwick, Melba Moore, Howard Johnson, B.T. Express, George Benson, Will Downing, Meli'sa Morgan) - December 26, 1959 - September 25, 2016, RIP