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Sly cancels on Chicago again

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Rumors of a comeback by the legendary soul pioneer Sly Stone may be a bit... premature.

The leader of Sly and the Family Stone has canceled the performance schedule for Saturday at the Vic Theatre -- "due to health reasons," according to promoters Jam Productions. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Students of musical history will recall that another aborted performance by Sly led to a riot in Grant Park in 1970, a few years before the band leader dropped out of the music scene for good in 1975, ending one of the most extraordinary careers in soul, R&B, rock or pop... that is, at least until he can finally get it together for good for the long-awaited second act.

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SLY IS AN OLDER PERSON NOW, HOPEFULLY HEALTH WISE HE'S NOT
DRUGGING ANY LONGER, AS FAR AS PERFORMING WHO WOULD PAY TO SEE
SUCH A DEBACLE! LET SLY BE SLY BUT DON'T PAY TO SEE AN OLDER
VERSION OF SOMETHING HE CAN NEVER BE AGAIN!

How much money did Ticketmaster rake in on this scam?

I just saw SLY in Chicago at the 20th. annual African Festival of the Arts - He was GREAT - GOD be with you SLY and I hope you are happy - you will be on top again ! BUT SLY you NEED to do a lot of work to earn self-respect. Someone out there is smart enough to know how much Chicago as well as U.S. loves you and you can STILL kick ass !!!!
Thank You as well George Clinton - you are the MAN !! - Keep up the Funk !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chicago Loves ya as well !

Sincerely - ChiTownJuan

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