Sly Stone is back! The singer has announced his memoir, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin). Fans can expect the book this October. The legend was the frontman, songwriter and producer Sly and the Family Stone,
Just on the heels of his birthday, Stone has announced the new memoir. Auwa Books, Questlove’s newest publishing imprint, will publish the book. It is written by Ben Greenman, who has written the memoirs for names such as George Clinton and Brian Wilson. It will also include a foreword from Questlove, who is also directing a documentary about Stone.
Although a title of the film has not been revealed, it is expected to stream on Hulu. “It goes beyond saying that Sly’s creative legacy is in my DNA,” Questlove said in an interview with Pitchfork. “It’s a Black musician’s blueprint. … To be given the honor to explore his history and legacy is beyond a dream for me.”
In regards to creating a memoir, Stone says that it was a journey to get here. “For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story, I wasn’t ready,” he said in a statement. “I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too.”
About Sly Stone
Sylvester Stone got his start in music at a young age. He starred in a gospel quartet with his siblings. As he got older, he worked with many soul groups and formed his own, Sly and the Family Stone. Between 1967 and 1982, Sly and the Family Stone released 10 albums, gaining major success. After the group dissolved, Stone had difficulty getting his career back and also battled drug addiction. He eventually entered into sobriety and released an album in 2011, I’m Back! Family and Friends. Additionally, in 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys.