Larry Graham

Larry Graham, born on August 14, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas, is a pioneering musician known for his revolutionary contributions to funk music. He gained prominence as the bassist and founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, where he developed the iconic “slap bass” technique, revolutionizing bass playing in funk.As part of Sly and the Family Stone, Graham contributed to numerous hits like “Everyday People” and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).” After leaving the band, he embarked on a successful solo career and formed Graham Central Station, blending funk, soul, and R&B elements.Graham’s innovative bass techniques and distinctive style have inspired generations of musicians, earning him recognition as one of the greatest bass players in popular music history. His impact on funk music and bass playing is profound, and his legacy continues to influence musicians across genres.

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