Cynthia Robinson, trumpeter and vocalist, Died at 69


Cynthia Robinson was born on January 12, 1946, and died on November 23, 2015.

He was an African-American musician, best known for being the trumpeter and vocalist in Sly and the Family Stone.

Cynthia voice and presence were featured in the hit “Dance To The Music”.

Cynthia was among the first black and female trumpet players in a major American band, and the first such player in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She was the only member of the original Family Stone clan to continue working with Sly Stone after the band fell apart in 1975.

Cynthia played in the funk band Graham Central Station with Family Stone bandmate Larry Graham, starting in 1974.

She was the mother of two daughters: Laura Marie and Sylvyette Phunne Stone (with Sly Stone).

Cynthia was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.

In 2006, Cynthia reunited with the original band members of Family Stone.

Cynthia passed away from cancer in 2015 at the age of 69.