Sly Stone

George Johnson (Brothers Johnson) urged John McClain, vice president a&r, to sign Sly Stone to A&M Records. With support from Herb Alpert, Sly was signed to an album deal. The label took the deal one step at a time and released "Eek-Ah-Bo-Static Automatic" and teamed Sly with Jesse Johnson.

Sly Stone was voted 78 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Sources
  1. Sly Stone to Rock Again, Now on A&M. Nelson George. Billboard, March 15, 1986.
Birth
Recording Years / Label
1986 -  A&M Records
Instruments
vocals, guitar, keyboards