http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mu ... story.html
Sly Stone is awarded $5 million in lawsuit over unpaid royalties
... Sly Stone was one of funk and soul music's most hopeful figures...
But while Stone's fame endured, his fortune didn't. A few years ago, he was living in a van in South Los Angeles.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/f ... ess-239989
Sly Stone, one of the pioneers of funk music as mastermind for Sly and the Family Stone, is now homeless and living out of a white van in Los Angeles...
Back in the 1960s and '70s, Stone lived in a 5,432-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills, hosting parties for other music legends including Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Etta James and Miles Davis. He collected automobiles, such as a purple Jaguar XKE, Hummers, a London taxi and a gold Studebaker (Stone asked the NY Post to pay for painting the car in exchange for their interview, a request the Post says it denied).
... financial problems forced him out of the home into cheap hotels, until finally he moved into his white camper in 2009.
“I like my small camper,” Stone 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.” ... A retired couple allows Stone to shower at their house and makes sure he eats, while their son serves as his assistant and driver. He continues to record music on a laptop computer, from inside the walls of his home on wheels.