HomeFunkSly and the Family Stone: Higher Carl June 18, 2012 Funk, Rock 3 Comments Sly and Family Stone, a band that electrified Woodstock, was perhaps the primary bridge between funk and rock and roll. The story is one of great talent, great intentions (listen to the lyrics) and–for a while–great success. It fell apart in the early 1970s, and Sly Stone’s comeback appears to have run out of gas. All Music has a great bio. Here are Everyday People, Everybody is a Star, If You Want Me to Stay and Stand, introduced by Wolfman Jack on Midnight Special. Related 3 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.