American musician and producer. Sylvester Stewart aka Sly Stone is a pioneer in soul, funk, rock, and psychedelic music. He was most active during the 1960s and 70s when he led his own band, Sly and the Family Stone. Songs like "Everyday People" (1968) and "Family Affair" (1971) are American classics. After Sly and the Family Stone, Stone went on to record solo records and was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.