Sly Stone could steal show at Grammys

Sly Stone could steal show at Grammys

There are 22 comments on the MSNBC story from Feb 8, 2006, titled Sly Stone could steal show at Grammys. In it, MSNBC reports that:

The biggest mystery at Wednesday night's Grammy Awards has nothing to do with how many of music's top prizes leading nominees Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend will take home.

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James

Roosevelt, MN

#1 Feb 8, 2006
What is with Sly. Shy? With that hair. Sick/stoned? I don't know him anymore and admit ignorance. I am asking not assuming or presuming to know.
Belinda

Saint Catharines, Canada

#2 Feb 8, 2006
That was a freak show.
James wrote:
What is with Sly. Shy? With that hair. Sick/stoned? I don't know him anymore and admit ignorance. I am asking not assuming or presuming to know.
Joe

Allentown, PA

#3 Feb 8, 2006
I think it's clear that the drugs have taken their toll.
Weldon

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Feb 9, 2006
I do not understand the perception that many of us have in reference to celebrity or being fans period.It was made crystal clear to me that people have their reasons for what they do and if that reason is not addressed by whomever it may be after any accusation, then human minds have a tendency to understand or do what is mentally possible to.Sly Stone has nothing to prove to anyone but himself and his reason for being is great for me and my generation,he is and will always be a very influential person of great stature.I ask myself what would I have done in times when women,wine,dance,music,sex and groupies are a plenty. My answer is I'll never know.My point is Sly made a move for whatever reason to be seen by multitudes of people and all he gets is not a push up by the massaes of so-called fans of the listening and viewing public,but a kick of critisism and ridicule that is a great travesty.
Fleetwood

Warner Robins, GA

#5 Feb 9, 2006
Sly is still the greatest of all times
Jill

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Feb 9, 2006
I was disappointed that Sly was not out there longer. I was hoping to hear him sing Stand
william

United States

#7 Feb 9, 2006
it didnt work out that way but he was still good. but kanye and jamie foxx just took it.
David

Janesville, WI

#8 Feb 16, 2006
I guess age has caught up with me. I'm 52 years old. It's really funny to see all you young folks writing about Sly when you don't have a clue to his true legacy. Sly was probably the biggest Black Star in the World in the 70's and for many good reasons. What you saw, was a guy who's life ended up beating the hell out him, a shell of his former self. Most of us true blue fans knew we were going to have to see Sly in poor health, but now that I think about it, it was nice to see the guy again.
WARLOCK

Apo, AP

#9 Feb 16, 2006
David wrote:
I guess age has caught up with me. I'm 52 years old. It's really funny to see all you young folks writing about Sly when you don't have a clue to his true legacy. Sly was probably the biggest Black Star in the World in the 70's and for many good reasons. What you saw, was a guy who's life ended up beating the hell out him, a shell of his former self. Most of us true blue fans knew we were going to have to see Sly in poor health, but now that I think about it, it was nice to see the guy again.
WOW!I'm 40 years old and I can remember hearing Sly and The Family Stone being played over the radio.Those of us who grew up in Sly's heyday know what that group was able to do at a live show on a good night.Sly would just carry a show while the Family Stone would play tunes like HIGHER with the volocity of a frieght train.Years ago I read an interveiw done by Jimmi Hendrix where he said He loved to play with groups as heavy as SLY and The Family Stone.The hits they made were priceless and timeless,as well as affordable!Some of these so called gansta hip hop pimps need to do some reading and find out what Sly's music was all about.Sly's star has faded much to his own doing but there is no denying his influence on Star such as Prince,Micheal Jackson,Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,and even George Clinton.I can always find the articles critizing Sly for his drug addiction and his long list of no shows,and even his crazyness at the Grammy's.But that will never ever fade or tarnish when I remember Sly and The Family Stone at their best.THEY WERE KICKING BOOTY AND TAKEN EVERYBODIES NAME.That's the tribute of him and his band.
David

Janesville, WI

#10 Feb 26, 2006
Yes, Well

Unfortunately Black Folks like Sly that were born with a gift historically have also had "Blind Spots". Coming into money from poverty at a young age can destroy you. Like most of us, I think Sly thought he was going to stay 27 forever.Unfortanately when the harsh realities of life hit him it was probably to late. It was sad to see him in poor health, but again it was still nice to se the guy.
Daryl

Janesville, WI

#11 Mar 21, 2006
Jill wrote:
I was disappointed that Sly was not out there longer. I was hoping to hear him sing Stand
I guess age has caught up with me. I'm 52 years old. It's really funny to see all you young folks writing about Sly when you don't have a clue to his true legacy. Sly was probably the biggest Black Star in the World in the 70's and for many good reasons. What you saw, was a guy who's life ended up beating the hell out him, a shell of his former self. Most of us true blue fans knew we were going to have to see Sly in poor health, but now that I think about
Daryl

Janesville, WI

#12 Mar 21, 2006
I guess age has caught up with me. I'm 52 years old. It's really funny to see all you young folks writing about Sly when you don't have a clue to his true legacy. Sly was probably the biggest Black Star in the World in the 70's and for many good reasons. What you saw, was a guy who's life ended up beating the hell out him, a shell of his former self. Most of us true blue fans knew we were going to have to see Sly in poor health, but now that I think about
john

Wyoming, MI

#13 Mar 21, 2006
Fleetwood wrote:
Sly is still the greatest of all times
greatest "what"
MrBill

United States

#14 Apr 28, 2006
Between 1968 and 1972 I went to six SLY concerts.

Sly only went to three of those.
He is a giant, but an unreliable flake.

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Dallas, TX

#16 Feb 6, 2008
what

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#17 Feb 9, 2008
huh

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#18 Feb 9, 2008
sup people

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#19 Feb 9, 2008
grammys sucks

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#20 Feb 9, 2008
i'm bored

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#21 Feb 9, 2008
Diagnosis wrote:
grammys sucks
most of the time, it's just sappy pop stars there.

i love it when an artist of great stature gets a chance to perform.

last year i was hopefull of so many great artists that were nominated, but non of them performed.

this year there are a very few nominated .

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