Sylvester Stewart -- known to the world as performer, composer and producer Sly Stone -- was born on this date in 1943. In honor of his 70th birthday, we're giving away a trio of classic albums by his musical and social boundary-breaking band, Sly & the Family Stone. Brilliantly fusing soul, rock, R&B, psychedelia and funk -- as well as crossing barriers among gender and race -- Stone's group captured the cultural pulse of the '60s and '70s, delivering records uniquely adept at summoning booties to the dance floor as well as inspiring a political discourse that continues today.
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Details about this giveaway:
Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, March 29.
Must be a U.S. resident to win.
Winner will be contacted via the service they used to enter.
If no response is received from the winner within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.
For more about Sly Stone's 70th birthday, check out the Legacy Recordings' Artist of the Month page, Sly Stone's website, and Sly & the Family Stone's Facebook page.
Flashback time! Check out Sly & the Family Stone performing "Dance to the Music" on Soul Train: