It Happened! Sly Stone Surprise Performance On Stage With The Family Stone

Sly Stone Photo: Count Basie Theatre

Although Family Stone band members have been in touch recently with Sly Stone, the band was taken by surprise when the funk legend joined the band to perform “If You Want Me To Stay” playing keyboards.

The performance happened this past Sunday August 23rd at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.

“It was quite a surprise, a pleasant surprise and it was cool,” said Family Stone member Greg Errico. “I couldn’t see people’s faces in the audience but everybody told me there was a lot of crying going on — it was emotional.”

The band members were told moments before that Sly would be joining them on stage it is being reported.-DocFB

Diagnosis: The Family Stone features original members Errico, Jerry Martini, and Cynthia Robinson with Sly Stone’s daughter, Phunne Stone. A Sly and the Family Stone box set, “Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968,” was released last month.



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  • Dee
    Posted at 17:05h, 26 August

    Thought he was JJ from Goodtimes at 1st..

    Great to see him again, hope this means a Sly & Family Stone album is on the way!!!!!!

  • Immanuel6 (Tammy)
    Posted at 05:08h, 26 August

    Glory Hallelu!!!! Everyone should be able to enjoy Sly’s genius.

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