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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 04:15 AM

Sly and the Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dead at 69

Cynthia Robinson, a founding member for Sly and the Family Stone who played trumpet, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician's Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news Tuesday. She was 69.

The trumpeter was best known for her joyous melodies and inspired vocals and ad-libs on songs like "Dance to the Music" and "I Want to Take You Higher." She commanded listeners to "get up and dance to the music" at the beginning of the former song and sang "hey, hey, hey" background vocals on the latter.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sly-and-the-family-stone-co-founder-cynthia-robinson-dead-at-69-20151124


so sad that this full of life voice is stilled...



edited to add:
"When not playing with the Family Stone, Robinson played in Graham's Graham Central Station and worked with George Clinton and Prince. She was inducted into the 1993 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside her Family Stone bandmates."

wow. did not know this. I wish I could learn these things while the person was still alive.

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ellenrr Nov 2015 OP
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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 04:51 AM

1. Here's Sly and the Family Stone on Ed Sullivan

 

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:16 AM

2. Groundbreaking group -- first major American rock band to have an integrated, multi-gender lineup...

and their music swept you up in joy and harmony.

Even today, my granddaughters (5 & 2) get a thrill when I put on the music and lip-sync, "Come on! Get up, and dance to the music!" And they do.

Guess I know who we're toe tapping to this holiday season. . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:18 AM

3. LOL

Another great departs

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:20 AM

4. yes. innovative and joyful. nt

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 25, 2015, 05:51 AM

5. How much better the world would be if we could say to all, with honest joy and appreciation . . .

"Thank you (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)."

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