Tuesday, November 24, 2015

R.I.P.: Rock HofFamer Cynthia Robinson

Cynthia Robinson
One of America’s greatest funk and soul bands has lost a lauded member this week. Sly and the Family Stone’s Cynthia Robinson passed away on Monday (Nov. 23) after a battle with cancer.

She was 69, according to The Boom Box.

Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, along with the iconic music group — becoming the only female African-American trumpet player to be honored in the ceremony.

She also served as a vocalist for the band and is regarded as the one of the first black women to be a trumpeter.

Sly and the Family Stone crafted their own unique sound of funk and soul throughout the late ’60s through the early ’80s. Songs like “Dance to the Music,” “Hot Fun in the Summertime” and “I Want to Take You Higher” are just some of the classics in their catalog. After they disbanded in 1975, Robinson went on to lend her talents and perform with other great stage acts such as George Clinton and Prince until her untimely departure.

Friends, Famliy and Fans through out the world, Cynthia Robinson, Trumpeter and Co- Founder of Sly and The Family Stone...
Posted by Cynthia Robinson on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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