Sly Stone

Sylvester Stewart, known to the music world as Sly Stone, was the frontman for the groundbreaking psychedelic funk band Sly and the Family Stone. The band was among the pioneers of '60s and '70s funk era, alongside Parliament Funkadelic. While the band struck gold with their party song, "Dance With Me," their 1969 album Stand! sold over 3 million copies and introduced Sly's funk sound to a wide audience. The album launched four smash singles, including "Everyday People" and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)."  In 2011, Stone was found living in a van in Los Angeles, accusing his manager of withholding royalty funds and admitting to cocaine use.