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Sly & The Family Stone: Lyceum Ballroom, London

David Nathan, Blues & Soul, October 1970

THE APPEARANCE in London of the much-heralded exponents and instigators of psychedelic soul – only their second ever British date; the first being at the Isle of Wight in August, under ridiculous conditions at 7 am on a Sunday morning in freezing cold weather! – was little publicised and, in consequence, it seemed that only a handful would turn up to show their enthusiasm for the group's music. If you consider 2,500 a handful, then your expectations would have been fulfilled!

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