Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Blind Item #8 - Reader Blind

Yet another upcoming biography of this deceased permanent A+ musician has a chapter on the musician’s attempts to help this other older musician.

The older musician is/was a pioneer and innovator who had numerous hits a number of decades ago.  His musical influence can’t be stated emphatically enough.  The deceased musician is one of those whose style was influenced by him.   However, in the decades that followed, the older musician disappeared from view leaving behind erratic behavior and missed concert dates.  An unshakable drug habit was commonly given as the reason for this.

The deceased musician did everything for the older musician from getting him a recording contract with an advance to writing a song(s) for him to record to paying for attorneys who were fighting to get the older musician royalties he was owed to bringing him to live at his famous estate. He also many times tried to get him into rehab. However, the older musician always ended up running off and resuming his old ways at one point even living in a vehicle.

It is ironic that this older musician is still alive while the deceased A+ musician is not.

41 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Prince as deceased musician and someone?

Tricia13 said...

George Clinton?/The Psychedelic Funk?

Someone Said said...

Prince and Sly Stone.

Heather said...

I was thinking Bob Marley for some reason.

s.s. said...

If Prince had a "famous estate" we would all know the name of it, IE 'Graceland' or 'Neverland'

Rob Zero said...

Sly Stone and Prince.

Tricia13 said...

Paisley Park is his estate

MyDogSmiles said...

This article says that Sly stone was living in a camper and given 5 million in back royalties...

https://dailygazette.com/article/2015/11/26/funkmaster-clinton-leads-wildly-varied-crew

Moose said...

George Clinton is still alive.

The two dead A+s that helped Sly were Prince and Rick James. But Rick James did not have a famous estate that I know of. And Prince has worked with Larry Graham forever, and Graham was the original bassist for the Family Stone.

E said...

The Sly and the Family Stone medley in "Woodstock" is one of the two high points of the film. If you've never seen the segment, watch it--you won't be sorry

Moose said...

Damn, so true, E.

The stuff they recorded in the late 60s/early 70s was revolutionary. "Stand" and "There's A Riot Going On" are two of the greatest albums ever recorded.

Anyone else remember the stories of Sly dating Doris Day?

sandybrook said...

Yeah we rocked out to Sly in the theatre where we saw Woodstock. That segment made them huge stars, much bigger than they were before the movie came out. Alvin Lee and Joe Cocker too.

Sd Auntie said...

Yes. And Prince sure did emulate him. The worlds oldest drug addict, sly stone!

longtimereader said...

'Paisley park' IS a famous estate, this is Prince and Sly. Larry Graham who invented the 'slap bass' sound (think Sienfeld incidental music) was a regular player with Prince.

Vita said...

Agree Prince and Sly

Moose-- Do you have more on Sly and Doris Day? That's definitely something Ive never heard!

E said...

And of course Santana, @sandy. It's my favorite segment

Alf Landon said...

Great video of Sly arguing with a militant racist Ali on Mike Douglas Show

Lucy said...

s.s. - Honey, please tell me you've heard of Paisley Park.

zerooptions said...

George Clinton screwed over everyone around him especially Bernie Worrell, musician extraordinaire.

cat said...

Paisley Park is well known.

Do Tell said...

David Bowie helped a number of musicians in ways similar to this, so until I saw "famous estate" I thought this could be him.

Tricia13 said...

I was referring to George Clinton as the living idol

Tricia13 said...

https://inflooenz.com/?artist=Prince

A$AP Marky said...

I loved one of Larry Graham's singles, "One in a Million You". Larry is also Drake's uncle.

Unknown said...

David Bowie and Iggy Pop?

Guesser said...

If only Prince could have done this much for himself. The irony is especially due to Prince having a serious drug habit that killed him,when people denied he ever used drugs.

rotunda bitch said...

has to be Prince and Sly Stone. Kindness and Respect.

YummyBoogers said...

How about Brian Wilson for the older/still living musician. Not sure about the deceased musician would be though....

Unknown said...

🎶My name is Prince and I am funky
This is Sly and he's a junkie🎶

T. W. said...

@s.s.

You must be really young. Prince's estate was named Paisley Park. Prince was much older than me but even I know the name of the estate.

T. W. said...

@Guesser - Rumor has it Prince was HIV positive. Rumor has it Natalie Cole was as well. I think her brother died of HIV/AIDS.

I suspect a lot of celebrities are.

A while back, the National Enquirer ran a story claiming Freddie Mercury gave Carrie Fisher HIV/AIDS.

YummyBoogers said...

@T.W. - pretty sure that Enty has posted blinds here in the past insinuating that Britney is potentially HlVplus also. I wouldn't be surprised if it is discovered that HlV is more prevalent within the entertainment industry than it is among people of differing professions, and I would hypothesize as such due primarily to the easy proximity of the Hollywood set to hard drugs (and a documented pattern of increased chances for drug dependency), and the increased likelihood of their engagement in irresponsible sexual proclivities as a result of said ease of access to hard drugs.

Morninglorri said...

Prince and Sly he was living in a Winnebago or a van as I recall

Sd Auntie said...

The week before Prince died, numerous blinds about HIV A++ musician stopping his meds because his religion advised him too because he was god like. And some insinuations that Minnesota did not list it on death certificate.

Aquagirl said...

Hi, SD Auntie,
I’m not doubting your thought process, but wondering how his religion would accept the meds in the first place? Unless they didn’t know? Anyway, I so miss him, as well as the other greats. I was in a Sephora today, and Bowie was playing and it just ripped my heart apart. I’ll comment more about him and Iman in another blind.

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Unknown said...

Could you send some of this to Jessica Biel?

Matt said...

I like the David Bowie guess.

Sarah Beth Breck said...

I’m going Bowie and Ziggy?
Clapton and JJ Cale?

Do Tell said...


"A while back, the National Enquirer ran a story claiming Freddie Mercury gave Carrie Fisher HIV/AIDS."

That excerpt came from a book by Darwin Porter, who writes absolute bullshit fantasy novels about celebrities and calls them "biographies." Darwin Porter = Jackie Collins without the real world connections.

Kenny said...

Sly and prince .

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