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Sly Stone is awarded $5 million in lawsuit over unpaid royalties
Sly Stone is awarded $5 million in lawsuit over unpaid royalties

In the 1960s and '70s, Sly Stone was one of funk and soul music's most hopeful figures. He penned incandescent, era-defining singles like "Everyday People" and "Stand!" while leading the Family Stone, one of the era's most inventive and accomplished bands. But while Stone's fame endured, his fortune didn't. A few years ago, he was living in a van in South Los Angeles. This week, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that Stone, whose given name is Sylvester Stewart, had not been fully paid for songwriting royalties. The civil jury said manager Jerry Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and Even St. Productions owed him $5 million in royalties...

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