Larry Graham


Oral History Information

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Musician, Bassist

Larry Graham fondly recalls stepping out onto stage to perform at Woodstock!  He remembers the sea of people and the energy in the air as he performed as a member of Sly & the Family Stone.  Larry recorded many of the band’s big hits in the 1960s and early 70s before he formed his own funk band known as Graham Central Station. The influence of Larry’s slap style of playing the bass, which he calls “thumbin’ & plunkin’,” has been felt in rock, jazz and world music. One of his biggest hits as a solo artist came in 1980 when he and his wife wrote “One In A Million You.”