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February 14 – Sly Stone

“Musician Sly Stone was the frontman and songwriter for the late 1960s to early ’70s funk band Sly and the Family Stone, of such popular hits as “Loose Booty.”

Sly Stone was born in Texas in 1944. In 1966, Stone merged his band the Stoners with his brother Freddie’s band to form Sly and the Family Stone, who went on to record numerous funk classics. However, as Sly Stone’s cocaine use increased, so did his failure to meet the band’s commitments, and in 1976 he declared bankruptcy. In 1993, Sly and the Family Stone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2011 Stone released a comeback album.

Early Years
Musician Sly Stone was born Sylvester Stewart to mother Alpha and father K.C. in Denton, Texas, on March 15, 1944. Music was central to the family dynamic; Sylvester and his four siblings performed in a gospel group, the Stewart Four, with Sylvester on vocals, after the family moved to Vallejo, California.”

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February 1 –  J.C. Watts, Jr | February 2 – Nelson Mandela | February 3 – Shirley Chisolm | February 4 – Edwin Hawkins  | February 5 – Max Robinson, Jr. | February 6 – Viola Davis | February 7 – Medgar Evers |  February 8 – Wendall Scott | February 9 – Elijah McCoy | February 10 – Serena Williams | February 11 – Otis Boykin | February 12 – Jim Brown |  February 13 – Henry T Sampson  |  February 14 – Sly Stone