R.I.P. Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone | SoulTracks – Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

cynthiarobinsonCynthia Robinson, one of the essential members of the essential 60s funk pioneers, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame awarded Sly and the Family Stone, has died at age 69 after a battle with cancer. Robinson was the trumpeter and frequent vocalist on many of the great hits of that seminal group. Born in Sacramento, she teamed with Stone in the mid 60s and became part of his inner circle of musicians. She herself was a pioneer, a female playing an instrument traditionally associated with male musicians –and boy did she play.

Source: R.I.P. Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone | SoulTracks – Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews

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