Music Legend Sly Stone Homeless, Living In Van In LA

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Sly Stone, one of the most influential music figure of the 1960s and 1970s, is now living in a van parked on a residential street in Crenshaw.

The funk and soul music legend, whose group “Sly & the Family Stone” put out timeless hits, is now broke.

KNX 1070 reports.

A retired couple who live on the street where he regularly parks his camper van, allow him to shower in their home and give him a meal each day,” reports The New York Post, who found Stone.

“I like my small camper,” he told The Post. “I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving.”

Stone had previously lived in a four-bedroom, 5,432-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion that once belonged to John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

Stone told The Post that he still wants to perform.

“My music is a format that will encourage you to have a song you won’t forget. That’s why I got so much money, that there are so many people around, and that’s why I am in court. Millions of dollars!” Stone said.

“But now please tell everybody, please, to give me a job, play my music. I’m tired of all this s–t, man.”


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