“It’s a family affair”
Did you know? The lead single of There’s A Riot Goin’ On reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — and was the first ever #1 using a drum machine.
Listen to “Family Affair” and more to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of There’s A Riot Goin’ On: https://legacyrecordings.link/TARGOAW
“In mid 1971 Marvin Gaye asked the question ‘What’s Going On?,’ and Sly and the Family Stone answered ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On.'” – Rolling Stone
There’s A Riot Goin’ On was released on this day in 1971. Revisit your favorite tracks — and pre-order the iconic album pressed on red vinyl: https://legacyrecordings.link/TARGOAW
There’s A Riot Goin’ On, Sly & The Family Stone’s influential masterpiece of psychedelic funk turns 50 in 2021 and to celebrate, there will be a new limited edition version on red vinyl.
The album marked a shift in the band’s tone, striking a more political and militant vibe while showing Sly Stone’s disillusionment with the promise of the 60s. At the same time, it was also a big commercial success, hitting #1 on the album charts while the single “Family Affair” topped the singles charts.
There’s a Riot Goin’ On is still to this day highly regarded and continues to rank in many publications’ best-album lists, including Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Pre-order your copy here: https://legacyrecordings.link/TARGOAW
The acclaimed documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is now playing in theaters and at Hulu!
- Watch ‘Summer Of Soul’ Trailer Including Sly & The Family Stone – April 27, 2021
- ‘Summer Of Soul’ Featuring Sly & The Family Stone To Be Released In July – April 5, 2021
- Sly & The Family Stone Featured In ‘Summer Of Soul’ Documentary – January 29, 2021