Chart Position: 2

  • #7 bestseller for 1969
  • #75 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest pop songs
  • #247 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written and produced by Sly Stone
  • Lead vocals: Sly Stone, Rose Stone, Freddie Stone and Larry Graham
  • Backing vocals: Sly Stone, Rose Stone, Freddie Stone and Larry Graham
  • Keyboards: Sly Stone
  • The single was released shortly before the band performed at the Woodstock music festival in New York in Aug 1969
  • Later recorded by Freddy Robinson (1970), David T. Walker (1973), Alessi Brothers (1979), Beach Boys (1992), The Party (1993). Dayton (1982), Manhattan Transfer w/Chaka Khan (1995), Chapter 6 (2008), Clinton Administration (2004) and Eels (2012)

 

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